Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats

Servings: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Cooked, tasty ground beef is placed into a ripe avocado, which is then topped with chopped tomatoes, cheese, and shredded lettuce. Tacos with a healthy twist!

Ingredients

  • 4 large pitted and halved avocados (peel on)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice  
  • 3/4 a teaspoon of salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup salsa (prepared)
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

  • Scoop off 2 to 3 tablespoons of flesh from the bottom of every avocado half, keeping the rest of the flesh intact.
  • In a food processor, combine the excised meat, sour cream, lime juice, and 14 tsp salt. Purée until completely smooth, then put aside.
  • Scoop off 2 to 3 tablespoons of flesh from the bottom of every avocado half, keeping the rest of the flesh intact.
  • In a food processor, combine the excised meat, sour cream, lime juice, and 1/4 tsp salt. Purée until completely smooth, then put aside.
  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté for 3 minutes with the bell pepper and onion.
  • Cook for 8 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spoon while it cooks.
  • Toss in the salsa, cumin, chili powder, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Cook again for 3 minutes, or until well cooked.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Fill avocado halves with filling and drizzle with a combination of avocado and sour cream. cilantro on top
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