Stuffed BBQ Potatoes

About the easiest thing you can cook on your barbecue (or in the kitchen for that matter) is the baked potato. All you have to do is throw it on the barbie and wait for it to cook. 

It’s just that easy.

That’s just ONE simple step. If you don’t count lighting the barbecue. Okay, so it’s TWO steps.

Of course you’ll probably want to wash your potato first. But there’s nothing to that even if it makes BBQ Potatoes a  three step process.

Some people like to use a fork to poke holes in the skin just to let the steam out and prevent the potato from exploding, while others will also wrap the potato in aluminum foil. 

So that’s, what? Four? No, five steps.

Well, hell! If you’re going to all the work to wrap the potato in aluminum foil anyway, you might as well add some flavour to it. What’s a few more easy steps? 

Stuff You’ll Need:

  • 2 large potatoes

  • Onion, finely chopped

  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • Butter or margarine, melted and divided

  • Thyme, dried

  • Sour cream

Do This:

  1. Slice off one side of the potato removing  about ⅓ as the top and leaving ⅔ on the bottom. This works best with long narrow potatoes.

  2. Set the top aside.

  3. Hollow out the potato to make a cavity as large as possible while leaving some flesh on the potato.

  4. Save the flesh that is removed for another time.

  5. Place some chopped onion in the cavity, followed by bacon, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  6. Stuff as much cheddar cheese on top as will fit.

  7. Pour melted butter or margarine over top and let it soak in.

  8. Place the lid back on top.

  9. Holding the potato together securely, brush the outside of the potato with melted butter or margarine then sprinkle with thyme.

  10. Wrap in aluminum foil with the shiny side out, making certain the 2 halves of the potato remain in place.

  11. Cook on the barbecue for about an hour or until the potato is cooked through.

  12. Serve with sour cream.

Tip: Use toothpicks to secure the 2 parts of the potato together if required. Then break off the parts of the toothpick that are sticking out so they don’t pierce that aluminum foil. 

CAUTION! CHOKING HAZARD: If using toothpicks in this manner, make certain ALL the pieces are removed before serving the potatoes to children. Adults should be warned to watch for the toothpicks and treat them as they would fish bones.


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