If you're an avocado fan, you're going to love this Avocado Tacos Recipe! They are a delicious way to enjoy tacos but without all the calories and carbs. Made with creamy avocados, seasoned ground beef, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and bits of crunchy taco shells in avocado halves, they are the ideal healthy taco night recipe. You can also make them vegetarian or vegan for Meatless Monday!
The broken-up taco shell gives these Taco Stuffed Avocados a little crunch that makes you feel like you are actually eating tacos.
You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 cup cooked lean ground beef *I use extra lean ground beef
- 2-3 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 3 tbsp sour cream * I use light sour cream
- 3 tablespoon salsa
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 taco shell, broken into small pieces
- ¼ cup green onions, diced
- ½ cup cheddar cheese *I use light cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoon water (not shown)
- 1 lime, optional
- Cilantro (optional)
Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat (I add chopped onion) and drain.
Add 2 tablespoon water and taco seasoning and cook over low heat until water and seasoning are absorbed.
If your ground beef is cooked, you can also add the water and seasoning and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high and stir together (as shown)
Cut avocados in half and remove the pit
Add seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, and onions to avocado halves, dividing ingredients evenly by all 8 avocado halves.
Add cheese and crunched up taco shell, dividing evenly by all 8 avocado halves.
Add salsa, sour cream, and cilantro as desired. Squeeze fresh lime juice over avocado tacos, if desired.
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Ground beef - you can use lean ground beef, extra lean ground beef, or even substitute ground chicken or ground turkey instead
- Vegetarian - the beef hamburger can be replaced with a plant-based burger, black beans, or refried beans to make this vegetarian
- Vegan - you can make vegan avocado tacos by using the above meatless replacements and vegan cheese
- Lactose-free - use lactose-free cheese
- Spicy - add jalapenos or crushed red pepper
- Sour cream you can use regular, light, or fat-free.
- Tomatoes - you can use Roma or another type of tomato
- Cheese - you can use shredded nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, queso fresco cheese, cotija cheese, or even feta cheese
- Onion- you can use red onion or white onion, instead of green onions.
- Salsa- you can use store-bought salsa or homemade salsa. My favorite store-bought brand is Pace Picante sauce.
- Taco shells - you can use regular hard shells, lime shells, or soft tortilla shells (a corn tortilla or a flour tortilla)
- Gluten-free - use corn tortillas
- Taco seasoning - you can use store-bought taco seasoning or make your own taco seasoning with chili powder and garlic powder, and a few other ingredients
- Toppings - add creamy chipotle sauce instead of salsa or another type of hot sauce
🥗 Side Dishes
Store the cut avocados separately from the meat and other toppings in an airtight container in the fridge. The taco shells or tortillas can be stored at room temperature.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
If possible, don't cut the avocados until right before you are going to use them. And if you need to store half an avocado, be sure to keep the pit in the avocado half (it will slow the browning process).
👪 Serving Size
This taco-stuffed avocado recipe makes 8 servings. However, you can half, double, or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
Avocados may be a little higher in points, but they are worth it because they contain healthy fats. This recipe is 6 WW points with extra lean ground beef, light cheddar cheese, and light sour cream.
However, you can lighten it up even more by using ground turkey or ground chicken breast instead of ground beef, as well as using fat-free sour cream and fat-free cheddar cheese. These changes will bring it down to 5 ww points.
If you really want to lighten these up even further you can use cooked bell peppers halves instead of avocados and just add a couple of avocado wedges/avocado slices to get your avocado fix for fewer points.
- Cook ground beef to an internal minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
- Never leave cooking food unattended
Avocado Tacos are also another excellent way to help you meet your 4-6 fruits and veggies a day quota!
So if you are looking for easy weeknight dinners to keep Taco Tuesday on the light side, or for things to do with avocados, this Avocado Tacos recipe is the one for you! And it's bound to become a family favorite.
📋 Avocado Tacos recipe
- 4 whole avocados
- 1 cup lean ground beef * I use extra lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoon water
- ¼ -½ -28 g package of taco seasoning (2-3 tbsp) (add seasoning to your preference)
- 2 whole tomatoes, diced * I use Roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup green onion
- ½ cup cheddar cheese * I use light cheddar cheese
- 1 taco shell, broken up into small pieces
- 3 tbsp salsa
- 3 tbp sour cream * I use light sour cream
- lime wedges
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- Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat (I add chopped onion) and drain.
- Add 2 tablespoon water and taco seasoning and cook over low heat until water and seasoning are absorbed.*If your ground beef is cooked, you can also add the water and seasoning and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high and stir together (as shown)
- Cut avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Add seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, and onions to avocado halves, dividing ingredients evenly by all 8 avocado halves.
- Add cheese and crunched up taco shell, dividing evenly by all 8 avocado halves.
- Add salsa, sour cream, and cilantro as desired. Squeeze fresh lime juice over avocado tacos, if desired.