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This recipe for ‘Cottage Potatoes‘, will have your family asking for it again and again. Comfort food does that.

It is a compromise in our home ~ for my husband likes baked potatoes and I love mashed potatoes. This twice baked potato recipe pleases both of us.

It would have also pleased my Dad and Father-in-law ~ for they were both meat and potato dads. They both were hard working men who came home tired after long shifts ~ meat and potatoes were a comfort food for sure.

It’s pretty basic, meat, potato, vegetable….and gravy. The seasoning and ingredients ~ in the gravy and potatoes will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more at the same time.

Mix a few peas and sliced mushrooms in if it pleases you.

A nice flavor combo.

It’s really just a couple of extra steps to create the twice-baked potato…and the meat mixin’s are prepared in one pan.

Cottage Potatoes


  • 1 lb ground hamburger
  • a few thinly sliced carrots (to your taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 14oz can beef broth
  • 1 .88 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce (my fav)
  • 4 large BAKED baking potatoes (I baked at 400 for 1 hour)
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/4 c butter
  • a shake of salt
  • a shake of pepper


  • In a large pan cook ground hamburger, carrots and onion over med-high heat until browned and crumbly. Drain if needed. Stir in broth, gravy mix and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Slice off top 'skin' of potato (eat), then scoop out potato and place into bowl. Repeat with all 4 potatoes. Leave the shell in-tact. Add sour cream, butter, S & P to potatoes and mix with a hand-mixer to combine until it is the texture you desire. Spoon into potato shells.
  • Top the Cottage Potato with Meat Mixture. Serve and enjoy!

If you enjoy meat and potato recipes you might also like this PA Dutch Favorite, (click here).

And don’t forget dessert, enjoy a few family favorites too. (click here).

This will leave you wanting more. My apologies.



Coming Soon ~ Requested Distressed Whites, Candle Hutch, ‘Those Brownies’, Gimme S’more, and Fine Tuning Life.

4 thoughts on “Cottage Potatoes

  1. Ooh, yummy and satisfying food!

    1. yes, yum!

  2. It looks great, Amy. So satisfying and comforting! Thank you! 🙂

    1. and oh so yummy!

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