Chili cheese baked potato

@jerzgirl (9226)
United States
February 15, 2024 9:48pm CST
I forgot I had bought five huge russet potatoes until my daughter cooked one in the microwave. As I came downstairs, I could smell that potato's deliciousness and knew I had to have one as well. Hers had butter, sour cream and a section of diced green bell pepper (capsicum). She said it was wonderful. But I knew I had a can of chili that needed eaten, so went to the kitchen and got everything together. While the potato was cooking, I opened the chili and spooned some onto a plate to be heated up. After 9 minutes, the potato was perfectly cooked. I squeezed it open and added my butter, sour cream and cheese while the chili heated up. Then I poured the hot chili over top. I am so happy I made it because that just hit the spot perfectly. (Photo is not of my potato.)
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@kareng (54354)
• United States
16 Feb
That sounds delicious!! I know you enjoyed it! That is also one of my favs!
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@kareng (54354)
• United States
19 Feb
@jerzgirl We just finished off our left over chilli I fixed the other day. I didn't think about topping a baked potato--we were sort of rushed to get food with the hubby having sugar drop.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
20 Feb
@kareng You can also have it over tortilla chips like nachos with whatever additional toppings you want. It's a lot more versatile than people realize.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
I did. I think I'll do it again today since I still have chili left.
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@MarieCoyle (28268)
16 Feb
I love chili on a baked potato. I don't need butter or cheese, but I do enjoy a bit of sour cream on it. A good dinner, for sure.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
Sometimes,the potatoes turn out dry. The butter helps counteract that for me. The cheese is for the chili.
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@MarieCoyle (28268)
17 Feb
@jerzgirl I am kind of a purist when it comes to chili. I don't really want cheese on top. But I understand the butter if the potato is dry, then it's necessary!
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
18 Feb
@MarieCoyle I was never a cheese on chili person and don't do it all the time. But I knew this calmed chili would need help. And it's similar to adding sour cream with the dairy factor.
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@AmbiePam (85321)
• United States
16 Feb
I don’t know why, but potatoes cooked in the microwave just don’t taste right to me. I know plenty of people who make them that way though. I loved a big baked potato as a meal even though I rarely have them.
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@AmbiePam (85321)
• United States
17 Feb
@jerzgirl Mine takes 25 minutes in the oven. I imagine it’s just in my head that they taste different.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
18 Feb
@AmbiePam It may be the difference in texture. But I'm able to eat the skns when they're microwaved.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
I don't have a problem with it and I don't have to wait an hour.
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@LadyDuck (457568)
• Switzerland
16 Feb
I am sure it was delicious, I love potatoes.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
It was better than I had expected.
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@LadyDuck (457568)
• Switzerland
17 Feb
@jerzgirl It is a nice surprise when something is better than we expect.
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@sarik1 (6746)
16 Feb
It is sounds delicious.have a great day.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
Thank you. I will.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
16 Feb
You simply cannot go wrong with a baked potato, period. Loaded, unloaded...they are just good eats.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
I don't eat them often because I don't digest them as well as I used to. But this was HUGE and the toppings helped with the digestion process.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
19 Feb
@jerzgirl I have never had trouble digesting a potato. lol. But I am glad you were able to find a workaround.
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@jstory07 (134328)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Feb
I am glad you enjoyed your baked potatoe. It sounds really good.
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@jerzgirl (9226)
• United States
17 Feb
It exceeded my expectations.
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@jstory07 (134328)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Feb
@jerzgirl That's good.
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