Loaded Southwestern Potato Skins

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Ingredients

Potato Skins

8 Russet potatoes
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, seeded & diced
1 c. corn
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 bunch scallions, sliced thinly / separate dark & light stems
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Herbed Ranch Sauce

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped finely
1/3 c. sour cream
1 large avocado, mashed
1/2 c. Dress It Up Ranch Dressing 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes and remove any blemishes. Slice each potato in half, brush with olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste. Bake them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for roughly 45 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

Meanwhile, to make the filling, swirl around a small amount of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and jalapeño and stir for 3 minutes. While that's heating, combine cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, & pepper in a small bowl. Next, add a little more olive oil to the pan followed by the beans, corn, sliced scallion (dark portion), and seasoning mixture. Continue to stir occasionally and add olive oil as needed. After 2-3 minutes, set aside to cool.

After 45 minutes or when potatoes are tender, remove them from the oven and cool for 10 minutes (don't turn the oven off!). Scoop out insides of potato halves, but leave a little inside for taste. Cut some of the scooped-out potatoes into chunks and add to your filling from earlier. 

Add filling into the almost hollow potato skins and top with shredded cheese. Bake in oven for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove them from the oven.

While you wait for your potato skins to cool, prepare the sauce by mashing an avocado in a bowl. Add sour cream and Dress It Up Ranch. Mix until combined, then add cilantro and salt & pepper to taste.

Serve immediately!

Loaded Southwestern Potato Skins

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