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Taco Stuffed Avocados

These taco stuffed avocados are super delicious! Halved avocados filled with seasoned ground beef, chopped tomatoes, cheese, lettuce and crushed tortilla chips for the ultimate weeknight meal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound 85% to 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • shredded lettuce, for topping
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • fresh cilantro, for topping
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • tortilla chips, for topping

Instructions 

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. With ground beef, I rarely add any oil to the skillet because it tends to be fattier. If needed, you can add 1 teaspoon of olive oil (of your oil of preference). Once the skillet it hot, add the ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook, stirring and breaking apart the beef often, until it begins to brown. Add in the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to disperse all the seasonings. Cook until the beef is just browned.
  • I love the seasoned beef like this – it is not very saucy. For a saucy beef, I use a slurry to make my homemade ground beef saucy. Fill a shaker cup with ½ cup cold water or beef/vegetable stock. Add 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, masa or whole wheat flour to the liquid and cover it. Shake for at least 30 seconds. With the skillet on low heat, slowly stream in the slurry while stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir often and cook over low for about 10 minutes.
  • Right before serving, slice the avocados open. I like to use the lime and spritz them all over with fresh lime juice to help slow the browning process. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
  • Place the avocados and fill them with the ground beef mixture. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and another spritz of lime. Top with crushed tortilla chips. Serve immediately!
  • Note: you can prep the beef and even chop the lettuce and tomatoes ahead of time to serve this. Just wait until right before serving to slice the avocado!
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