Salsa-baked potatoes with chilli Recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 489 kCal 24%
Fat 13.67g 20%

Use up leftover lasagne mince to fill these jacket potatoes and add a Mexican kick with a colourful tomato salsa topping.


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • Approx. 700g leftover mince
  • 1 x 500g jar mild or medium chilli con carne sauce (optional)
  • For the salsa
  • :
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). Put the potatoes on to the top shelf in the oven and bake for 1hr, or until tender.

  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat a large frying pan and add the mince, a handful at a time, until the entire batch has been thoroughly heated. Add a few tablespoons of chilli con carne sauce if you wish.

  • Meanwhile, make the salsa by mixing together the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, celery and parsley. Season.

  • Split open the jacket potatoes and fill them with the mince mixture. Spoon the salsa on top, then serve at once.

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