Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Guaco-tacos


If you could choose only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would you choose? I always ask people this question, mainly because I’m hoping they’ll ask me the same thing.

If I could only choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose tacos, and let me tell you why! You see, tacos are very versatile. You can change the shell, the meat, the toppings, etc. There are limitless options.

Also, they’re actually not unhealthy, contrary to what a lot of people believe. They have carbs, protein, and veggies.

I’ve made a lot of taco dishes for my blog over the years (like this taco lasagna), and I’m excited to share another one today.

Let me introduce you to the guaco-taco! It’s essentially a taco in an avocado. But I stopped out the inside of the avocado, made guacamole with it, and added it back to the shells. I then topped it with taco meat, pico de gallo, and cheese. In a weird way, it’s a very similar concept to a twice-baked potato.

You can make the taco meat and veggies ahead of time for this dish, but I recommend waiting to cut into the avocados until you’re ready to serve the meal because avocados generally turn brown quickly.

Guaco-tacos
Yield: Makes 4 tacos (4 avocado halves, 2 whole avocados)
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or other meat of your choice
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional toppings of your choice, like cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, and sour cream
Directions
  1. Cook ground beef until it is no longer pink. Mix in taco seasoning, and set aside.
  2. Cut open avocados and remove pits. Scoop out avocado flesh into bowl and mash. Gently stir in red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt.
  3. Add mixture back into avocados so they’re filled halfway. You’ll have some left over.
  4. Top with taco meat, and your other favorite toppings like cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream.






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