This is something I came up with one day driving home after dropping off the kids at school.  I wanted to make something hearty but different and for some reason, the idea of a “twice baked potato” came to mind.  This is in that arena but you’ll bake them once (or use your crock-pot) and then finish them in the crock-pot. You can make a smaller version of these for appetizers or serve them like we did as an entree with a salad on the side.

Crock-Pot Bacon and Feta Stuffed Potatoes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 5

Serving Size: 1 Whole Potato (for appetizer size portions use on

Crock-Pot Bacon and Feta Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients

5 Large Russet Potatoes
6 Ounces Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 Pound Lean Ground Sirloin
1/2 Pound Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled (or Use Bacon Bits)
1/2 Small Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
4 Tablespoons Fresh Chives (Cut Fresh Chives With Kitchen Shears to Make Into Little Pieces)
1 Cup Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic or Garlic Powder

Instructions

  1. Bake potatoes or follow instructions for Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes.
  2. Let cool enough that you can handle.
  3. In the meantime, brown ground sirloin with onion.
  4. Add garlic.
  5. Slice potatoes in half, lengthwise.
  6. Hollow out middle of each potato half, reserving the potato “flesh” and leaving a small amount of white in the skin.
  7. In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine potato flesh, beef mixture, bacon and feta cheese.
  8. Place 1/4 cup water in bottom of crock-pot.
  9. Fill each potato half with mixture and place carefully at bottom of crock-pot, sprinkling with chives as you do.
  10. Layer potato halves as necessary leaving 1/4 crock-pot empty at top.
  11. Cook on low for about 4 hours.
  12. Remove carefully from crock-pot and serve with a little extra sour cream.
  13. Sprinkle with more chives if desired.

Notes

You won’t need anything in between the layer of potatoes but if you are worried you can use a sheet of foil in between to make sure they don’t get stuck together.

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