Taco-Stuffed Avocados — Like avocados? Then you are going to LOVE these taco STUFFED avocados with ground beef, CHEESE, and more!! EASY, ready in 15 minutes, a family favorite, and perfect for busy weeknights!!
Healthy Stuffed Avocado Recipe
I was recently in Mexico and was eating at one of my favorite taco restaurants. It’s a no-frills restaurant with long lines where people are literally sitting on top of each, but the food is so amazing that it’s all worth it.
I was so close to the guy at the next table over from me and was looking at his order having order envy. You know that feeling when your own food is good but someone else’s looks better? We’ve all been there.
He had an al pastor-stuffed avocado that I was dying over. I had pastor tacos, but seeing that al pastor on top of an avocado with a layer of fried cheese in between the two, oh boy.
about 5 to 6 Hass avocados, halved with pit removed and slightly hollowed out with removed flesh reserved
1 pound lean ground beef
one 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium medium heat)
one 6-ounce package Horizon Organic Mexican Style Shredded Cheese, divided
1/4 cup water
1 or 2 Roma tomatoes or your favorite tomato, diced small
cilantro, for garnishing
Halve the avocados, remove the pit, and using a spoon, widen and deepen the hole where the pit is so you can accommodate more taco filling. Alternatively, use a small paring knife to score the area vertically and horizontally, and then use spoon to carefully remove the small chunks. This is the visually neater method but either way works; set the avocado halves and the flesh that you removed aside.
To a large skillet, add the beef and cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and no longer pink; stir intermittently and crumble beef as it cooks.
Evenly sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef, add the water, stir to combine, and cook for about 3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and add most of the package of shredded cheese, reserving about 1/2 cup to use for garnishing. Stir to combine and encourage the cheese to melt, it will only take about 1 minute.
Add about 1/4 cup beef to each avocado half, or as desired.
Top with tomatoes, reserved avocado flesh, evenly sprinkle with reserved cheese, garnish with cilantro, and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh.