Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pit Cooking - Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes

The loaded baked potatoes at Outback Steakhouse are extremely good. However, they have a day's worth of calories (3000) in one serving. In spite of the risks of gorging yourself full on a days caloric intake, I still love eating 2 or 3 loaded baked potatoes. By wrapping the potatoes in foil, you can bake them right in the coals of a fire and they will turn out great. Our scout troop went camping this weekend and these potatoes were a real crowd pleaser for dinner.

Pit Cooking
45 minutes
8 - 12 Servings


  • 10 pounds potatoes
  • 1-2 cans chili, family size
  • 2-3 pounds shredded cheese
  • 1-2 packages precooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound sour cream
  • butter
  • salt & pepper
Additional toppings to consider:
  • chives or green onions, chopped
  • olives, sliced
  • ham, cubed
  • avocado, cubed
  • jalepenos
  • banana or pepperoncini peppers
  • mushrooms, sliced and crushed
  • ranch dressing
  • bleu cheese crumbles
  • grilled onions

Clean potatoes, poke vent holes with a fork and wrap in foil. Place directly on coals or briquettes and cover with coals. Bake 45 minutes, turning occasionally with tongs. Heat chili on a stove until bubbling. Assemble potato according to manufacturer's preferences.

4 Stars

Bon Appetit! The Outdoors Start at Your Back Porch!

1 comment:

  1. My potato loving boy would go hog wild with this. Fire and potatoes in one sitting? It's his dream come true.