Loaded Baked Potato

Serving Size: 1 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients

1 large potato of your choice (Russett, sweet potato, yam, etc.), washed

canola oil

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 15 oz can of black beans (or bean of your choice)

1 green pepper, diced

1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

½ cup water

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 ripe avocado, sliced

chopped cilantro for serving (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a fork, prick potato all over. Rub potato with oil and season generously with salt and pepper. 

2. Once oven reaches temperature, place potato directly on the rack. Bake for 60-75 minutes until skin is crisp and potato can be easily squeezed.

3. While potato is baking, in a small sauce pan, warm olive oil on medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until translucent and soft, about 2 minutes. Add green pepper and jalapeno. Stir and cook for another minute.

4. Add tomato, beans water, chili powder, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper. Turn heat up to high, stirring frequently. Cook until water has reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. 

5. Plate baked potato. Cut open with a knife and lightly mash insides with a fork. Fill potato with bean mixture. Top with sliced avocado, cilantro and your favorite hot sauce.