Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

Turkey mince is cheap and lean - flavour Mexican-style with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze chilli only
  • Healthy
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  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 350ml passata
  • reduced-fat Red Leicester, grated, to serve
  • 4 spring onions, chopped, to serve

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Use a fork to prick the potatoes all over. Rub with a little of the oil, and bake for 45 mins until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, make the chilli. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and some seasoning, and cook for 5 mins until soft. Add the turkey mince and season again, then increase the heat and break up the mince with the back of your spoon. When it’s cooked through, add the spices, vinegar, sugar and passata. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 mins or until the liquid has reduced.
  3. Cut a cross in the top of each potato and spoon in the chilli. Serve each potato sprinkled with cheese and spring onions.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2012

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cshobbs's picture
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I adapted this recipe for a change to my usual chilli. Used beef mince, added diced carrot with the onion, and added a tin of kidney beans along with the passata. Served with rice.

mmow's picture

I used the ingredients stated in the recipe having forgotten about comments about it being bland. The only change I made was adding 450 gr passata. It was lovely! V tasty, quick and easy to do. My family enjoyed it too. I'll be making it again!

clairebelfield's picture

After reading the comments I decided to add a few extras to add some flavor - increased the paprika and cumin, added a beef stock cube, Worcestershire sauce, chilli powder and some taco mix that I already had in. I took a bit longer than 10 mins to reduce, but tasted yummy. I guess it all depends if you like it mild or spicy - I guess its one recipe you can play around with.

ClaireSRT1985's picture

Very bland and watery, flavourless! Very disappointed as turkey mince makes a great healthy alternative.

markchettleburgh's picture
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Bland and watery after the set cooking time with these ingredients. Seems like everyone has had to alter the recipe so a bit surprised at the huge rating. In fact the Squid's suggestion wouldn't have been much worse. I doubled up and used a can of tomatoes, tomato purée chilli flakes and kidney beans then let it thicken for an hour. It was then passable.

the_squid's picture

Brilliant recipe !!!!!..... Way too complicated though :-( .... My Auntie Doris and Uncle Ken reckon its much better with a dollop of Smash and a can of 'Value' mince and onion from their local Nisa .... It's only a subtle change to the recipe but they assure me that it works!!! Nice one Doris and Ken!!

karenbrown1980's picture
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I added kidney beans too and also sweetcorn and pinch of mild chilli powder and it was really really good. Children and hubby gave it a big thumbs up!

swampoduck's picture
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I made this for my children, and it was delicious! They came back for more and more!! Really tasty dish. I did added some kidney beans also.