Taco Stuffed Avocado
Incredible Healthy option for when hosted guests, or for you and the family!
4 large avocados sliced in half and pit removed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 small brown onion peeled and finely chopped
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 -2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
1 large tomato diced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
fresh cilantro for garnish
Homemade taco seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Scoop out some of the avocado flesh from avocado halves, leaving 1/2 inch perimeter of avocado. You can add the scooped out avocado back into your taco filling, use it for another recipe, or save it for a snack or avocado toast.
Add all the taco seasoning ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. When cooking with the seasoning, for every 1 tbsp of seasoning used, you will also need to add 1/4 cup water to the ground meat. Store any remaining seasoning in an airtight container.
In a large skillet add oil, garlic, and onion. Bring the pan to medium-high heat. Stir and cook until onions are halfway done and aroma of the garlic has been released. Add in ground turkey and cook until almost completely cooked. Stir in tomatoes and cook until turkey is completely cooked.
Lower heat to medium and stir in the taco seasoning a little at a time. For every 1 tbsp of seasoning, add in 1/4 cup water. Add in enough seasoning until it reaches your desired taste preference. I used 1 ½ tbsp seasoning. Cook a few more minutes until everything is evenly coated in taco seasoning. Sprinkle surface with cheese. Turn off heat. Place a lid over the pan for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
Fill avocado halves with taco filling. Garnish with cilantro. Serve while taco filling is still warm.