Mummies are a perpetual theme for Halloween activities and food. And while these Spud-Mummies aren’t particularly scary, they are quick and easy to prepare and will generate squeals of delight from everyone lucky enough to eat one. The bonus is that they actually taste good. In fact, the official Hancock Tasters, including Mr. Picky, loved them, and have requested a second round. The mummies are actually baked potatoes, stuffed with a meat filling and covered with creamy whipped potatoes under a layer of cheese “wrappings.”
It’s possible to make the Spud-Mummies ahead, reheating them in the oven, and then placing the cheese “wrappings” on just before serving; the heat from the potatoes will melt the cheese.
6 Generous Servings
3 12 ounce baking potatoes
2 cups ground beef mixture from the Ground Beef Module (or brown a pound of ground beef with onions, salt, pepper, and garlic.)
2 tablespoons flour
1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed beef consommé
8 ounces frozen peas and carrots
1/4 cup butter
1/2 to 1 cup hot milk
salt, to taste
6 ounces sliced provolone cheese, cut into 1/4" strips
12 stuffed green olives
- Preheat oven to 350°; bake the potatoes 1 hour or until soft. To save time, microwave 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, Place the ground beef mixture in a skillet; heat over medium heat, breaking up the chunks with a fork.
- Sprinkle with the flour and stir for one minute.
- Stir in the beef consommé, bring to a boil, and cook until thickened.
- Stir in the peas and carrots and set aside to cool slightly.
- When the potatoes are done, cut in half lengthwise; scoop out the potato pulp, and place in a mixing bowl (leave about 1/4" potato in the shells to help keep the shape.
- Beat the potatoes with the butter and enough hot milk to make them fluffy; add salt to taste.
- Divide the filling among the potato shells; top with the mashed potatoes and spread to the edges, completely covering the filling.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until heated through.
- Place the potatoes on a serving platter; place strips of mozzarella to resemble mummy bandages - one across the head, and the others a little way down to make room for the eyes.
- Press two green olives for eyes and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 253
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 43% Protein 21% Carb. 37%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 1341 mg
Total Carbohydrate 54 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 48% Calcium 0% Iron 18%