These Taco Stuffed Avocados are a tasty low-carb alternative to regular tacos. The Keto-friendly dinner recipe is simple and quick to make – just 20 minutes! With taco-seasoned ground beef stuffed in avocado halves and topped with cheese, these are perfect for Taco Tuesdays!
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Taco Stuffed Avocados
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
A lot of Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are high in carbs, which isn’t so great when you want to eat lower carbs in your diet.
But there are ways around this! Instead of corn or flour tortilla for fajitas, use lettuce as wraps instead, instead of tortilla chips to dip into salsa, use large slices of cucumber or bell pepper (you still get the satisfying crunch!).
And for tacos, just eliminate the taco shell altogether and make a salad (like our Beef Taco Salad) or stuff the elements of your taco into delicious, low carb avocado!
This taco stuffed avocados recipe is as simple as it is tasty – just cook the ground beef with some onion and seasoning which takes mere minutes, then pile into avocado halves and top with your favorite taco toppings. We’ve used shredded cheese and a few tomatoes, but you could use sour cream, salsa, or sliced jalapeños.
These would make a great main dish if you have 2 to 4 avocado halves, depending on their size and your appetite. Or why not serve one-half avocado stuffed with the taco filling as a starter appetizer at a celebration dinner party – perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Protein – Ground Beef/Beef Mince in the UK.
- Fresh Produce – Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocados.
- Dairy – Cheddar Cheese.
- Ground Cumin
- Chili Powder – use mild or hot according to your personal tastes.
- Cayenne Pepper – the recipe uses 1 teaspoon, but you could use less according to your spicy heat tolerance.
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More Recipes Using Ground Beef
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is ground beef, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Comforting & Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe
- Hearty Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Cheese-Stuffed Taco Meatballs Party Appetizer
More Tex-Mex Recipes
Looking for more Tex-Mex inspo? Check these recipes out next:
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How Do I Make Taco Stuffed Avocados?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- Olive Oil
- 1 lb (450g) ground beef (beef mince)
- 1 white onion
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cayenne; may add more for more heat
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 avocados
- ½ cup sharp (strong) Cheddar cheese
- 8 cherry tomatoes sliced
- Heat a little olive oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onion until beef is browned.
- Add the cumin, paprika, chili powder, and cayenne. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone.
- Remove a spoonful of the avocado from each half and set aside.
- Fill with the ground beef taco mix, cheese, and tomatoes.
- Spoon the leftover avocado flesh on top if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 782Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 893mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 16gSugar: 4gProtein: 43g
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