No tortillas needed to make these Avocado Tacos! Seasoned ground beef is stuffed into avocado halves and covered with cheese, sour cream and salsa. Healthy, easy and delicious.
Why make stuffed avocado tacos
If zucchini can be pasta why can’t avocados be tortillas?
The idea to stuff avocados with taco ingredients might just be a stroke of genius. The creamy avocado is the perfect vehicle for spicy ground beef and cheese.
- All the great taste of tacos sans the carbs!
- Keto approved recipe.
- Perfect easy weeknight dinner.
- Avocados are full of healthy fats for a satisfying meal.
These Avocado Tacos are every bit as satisfying as a traditional taco, but without the refined flour and carbs. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a flavorful and nourishing Mexican inspired meal on the dinner table!
- Ground beef. The meat provides the protein and substance for the tacos. Ground turkey makes a delicious substitute too. Use our slow cooker taco meat for an easy meal.
- Avocados. Check for ripeness by giving the avocados a gentle squeeze. When ripe, avocados will feel slightly soft and turn dark green in color.
- Lime or lemon. Either one can be used. The acidity in their juice is squeezed over the sliced avocados to keep them from turning brown.
- Taco seasoning. Make a batch of my homemade Taco Seasoning for this stuffed avocados recipe.
- Sour cream. A dollop of sour cream on top of the tacos adds a cool touch to balance the spiciness in the beef. Plain unsweetened Greek yogurt can also be used.
First, cut the avocados in half. Scoop out the pit and a little of the avocado flesh to create a well in the center.
Squeeze lime or lemon juice over the avocados. Set aside while you cook the taco meat.
Brown the ground beef on the stove with onion and olive oil. Add water and taco seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes.
Scoop a serving of beef into the well of each avocado half. Add shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato on top. Serve stuffed Avocado Tacos right away.
Tips and Tricks
- Got leftover meat? Store it in the fridge in a covered container. Use it to make a healthy taco salad for lunch the next day!
- For more heat, top the avocados with salsa or no-sugar-added hot sauce. (Not all salsa is keto approved, so check labels for net carbs if this matters to you.)
- Love this idea? Try our beef taco skillet recipe too for an easy tex mex meal.
Bell peppers make a good substitute for the avocados. Slice them in half and remove the stem and seeds. The recipe will still be keto.
Once stuffed, these avocado tacos are best enjoyed right away. You can prep the taco meat ahead of time and reheat it when you’re ready to assemble the tacos.
Store bought seasoning works just fine here. Just make sure to check the label for added flours and sugars. You’d be surprised how many spice blends have sneaky additions!
Amp up the heat by adding a few red pepper flakes to the taco beef.
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- 4 ripe avocados
- Juice of 1 lime or lemon
- 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese
- 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit and scoop out a bit of avocado to create a larger well which will be filled with the beef mixture. Squeeze a little bit of lime or lemon juice over the open avocados to prevent browning.
- In a medium pan, heat oil over medium heat and saute onion until soft (about 5 minutes). Add ground beef and fry until brown.
- Add taco seasoning and water and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper as needed.
- Remove from heat and let cool a little.
- Fill the holes in each avocado with beef, then top with cheese, tomato, and a little sour cream.
- Ground turkey works well as a substitute for ground beef.
- Make healthy taco salads with the leftovers.
- SUBSTITUTE: What else can I use instead of avocados? Bell peppers are a good substitute for avocados and the recipe will still be keto-friendly.
Serving Size:1/2 avocado
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g
Taco night is back and this time it’s keto! These Stuffed Avocado Tacos are the tasty, healthy alternative to your favorite Mexican food.