Taco stuffed avocados are fun little cups filled with ground beef, onion, cheese and tomatoes. They are a take on Mexican taco salad without the chips and much healthier for you.
Taco Stuffed Avocados
This stuffed avocado recipe is easy to make on any night of the week for a quick 30 minute meal. If you’re in the mood for a some delicious-ness, you’re in the right place. With crumbled, seasoned, and browned ground taco meat, and diced onions layered on top of the halves of ripe avocados you know you are serving a healthy meal to your family.
Not only are these taco stuffed avocados low carb, they are incredibly cost effective. You’ll most likely have everything you need in your kitchen already and anything that’s left over can be used in a meal later in the week. Creating meal plans can help cut down on prep time and make sure you are able to use all your ingredients for recipes throughout the week.
My kids love to eat Tacos on Tuesday. They’d eat them every week if I made them. Nick does not like to eat tacos every week though. He prefers variety. We compromise with a variety of Mexican meals every week, typically on Tuesdays, to make everyone happy. Popular favorites are Beef and Bean Burritos, Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups w Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce, Mexican Lasagna, Chicken Fajita Pasta, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, Baked Tacos, $1.50 Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Chicken, and a Sopapilla Cheesecake for dessert. These Taco Stuffed Avocados are a new addition to the lineup. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does!
- Ground beef
- Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream (optional)
How to make Taco Stuffed Avocados
It’s actually very simple to make your avocados taco stuffed. There are only 6 steps and can be done in around 15 minutes. Now, tell me that isn’t an easy dinner!
In a skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is browned in a skillet over medium heat.
Add in the taco seasoning.
Slice avocado in half and remove the seed.
Take a spoonful of the avocado out an set aside.
Fill with ground beef, cheese, and tomatoes.
Top with the extra avocado.
While these stuffed avocados taco style are great just the way they are, you can make changes if you’d like or if you need to. Here are some suggestions.
Instead of using avocados in the beef tacos, you can use zucchini to make stuffed zucchini boats. Follow the directions while using a zucchini instead.
If you’d like to use a different kind of meat, you can use ground turkey or ground chicken for the taco filling.
Black beans are a great addition or substitution for the ground meat as well.
Avocados are incredibly healthy and provide essential fats in your diet. You can use them as a topping, as a spread, or blended in with your brownies for an incredibly moist and creamy texture. One of the best things you can make with them is taco stuffed avocados since they are so quick and easy to prepare and delicious to eat.
If you are planning on only eating half an avocado, slice it down the middle lengthwise, carefully remove the seed, wrap one half tightly in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator. The top of the avocado will oxidize and turn brown but it will still taste great. If you’d like, you can gently scrape off the brown from the top layer of the avocado as well.
There are so many great ways you can eat an avocado. They can be eaten by themselves with a little salt sprinkled on top, mixed in with other ingredients in dishes like taco stuffed avocados or guacamole, or blended and baked in desserts like brownies. Unless you are using them in a dessert, it’s best to eat them raw.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 white onion
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne; may add more for more heat
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 avocados; sliced in half
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 8gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
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