Beef and Pesto Potato Jackets Beef and Pesto Potato Jackets

Beef and Pesto Potato Jackets

Note: This recipe works well with lamb mince too.

prep time
35 mins

cook time
4 minutes

serves
10 people

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz lean beef mince
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 30-45ml/2-3tbsp freshly chopped oregano
  • 30 baby new potatoes, cooked until just tender and cut in half lengthways
  • 45ml/3tbsp green or red pesto sauce
  • 1 small red and yellow pepper, deseeded and finely diced

Method

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan and dry fry the mince for 3-4 minutes until brown. Season and add the mint or oregano and pesto.
  2. Scoop out ¾ of the potato flesh with a small teaspoon or melon baller, leaving a rim around the potato skin, add to the pan with the mince and mix well.
  3. Place the potato halves on a large plate and return the mince mixture to the potato shells. Garnish with the red and yellow pepper.
  4. Just before serving reheat in the microwave, arrange and garnish with the peppers and serve immediately or eat cold.

Tips:

This recipe works well with lamb mince too.