. Taco-stuffed Zucchini Boats
Zucchini boats are a delicious, low-carb, and easy to make dish. Whether you have a craving for Mexican food or just need to use up some zucchini from your garden, the taco-stuffed zucchini boats recipe can answer your prayers. This dish takes only 45 minutes to make and is a flavorful and filling home cooked meal.
The components to this dish are zucchini, ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and Mexican seasoning. In order to complete the dish, you will also need a variety of toppings such as cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.
Making taco-stuffed zucchini boats is a simple and special dish that requires minimal prep time and offers maximum taste. Start off by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, you can begin prepping the vegetables. Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise, and carefully dig out the seeds. This will create two large zucchini boats.
Next, you will need to take the onion and bell pepper and chop them into smaller pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon-sized portion of olive oil. Once the oil has heated up, add the onion and bell pepper and cook until softened. Once cooked, move the onion and bell pepper off the heat and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the ground beef and season it generously with a store-bought Mexican seasoning blend. Use a spatula to break up the ground beef and cook until it is completely browned. In the final minutes of cooking the ground beef, add the onion and bell pepper back to the pan.
Once the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper are cooked, spoon the mixture into the zucchini boats. Place each stuffed zucchini boat on a baking sheet and place it in the preheated oven.
Bake the taco-stuffed zucchini boats in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and top the boats off with your choice of toppings. To finish, place the zucchini boats back in the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Once the baking is complete, your taco-stuffed zucchini boats are now ready to serve. The delicious and easy-to-make meal won’t disappoint. Serve your zucchini boats with a side of rice and a cool and creamy guacamole.
To make the taco-stuffed zucchini boats, you will need the following ingredients:
– 2 large zucchinis
– 1 yellow onion
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 lb ground beef
– 1 packet of store-bought Mexican seasoning blend
– Toppings of your choice (cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole)
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise, and carefully dig out the seeds.
3. Chop the onion and bell pepper into smaller pieces.
4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon-sized portion of