Loaded Baked Potatoes with Tender Salsa Beef

On my way to 100 recipes in 100 days.  Here is recipe 24: Loaded Baked Potatoes with Tender Salsa Beef!

My husband was raised by a mother from Texas.  They do steak and potatoes right!  He loves this sort of comfort food.  And this easy beef topping was right up my alley.  Simmer stew meat in a crock pot all day and serve it with a restaurant style baked potato.  Oh My Land!  Wonderful.
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You can top baked potatoes with just about anything and they will be good.  My best friend loves all potato products equally, but she goes ga-ga over a good baked potato.  Here is my secret to make the skins crispy and flavorful just like a restaurant.
Wash and dry potatoes. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork.  In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and ½ teaspoon salt.  Brush mixture on potatoes.  Bake at 375 degrees, directly on the rack, for 60 minutes.  *Be sure to place a pan on the rack below the potatoes in case they drip.
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Tender Salsa Beef
1 lb stew meat
2 cups salsa
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1. Put stew meat on the bottom of a slow cooker.
2. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients and pour over stew meat.
3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  When done, toss meat in a stand mixer and use paddle attachment to shred.  Top with juices and serve in tortillas, on potatoes, or over rice.

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