Stuffed Zucchini with Beef and Avocado

Once I met Daniel 13 years in the past, his concept of a vegetable was a aspect of french fries (to be truthful, so was mine). A number of years in the past I made stuffed peppers for the weblog and put the leftovers within the fridge. Daniel ate them at night time after I had gone to mattress and I awoke the subsequent morning and I observed there have been two hollowed out peppers within the trash. I requested him why he didn’t eat the peppers and if there was one thing flawed with them. He stated he didn’t understand you have been presupposed to eat them. He thought it was only a ornamental option to serve them. I really like this man.

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He’s come a great distance since then, pals, let me inform you. And one in every of his favourite greens now’s zucchini. We bake it, fry it, put it in salads, flip it into noodles (it’s like Bubba from Forrest Gump, if he grew up on a zucchini farm). I assumed I’d recreate these stuffed peppers he favored utilizing a zucchini. They’re straightforward to roast earlier than stuffing and I discover zucchini somewhat tastier than the peppers, however that’s me. I really like the way it tastes roasted, and the truth that it’s delicate sufficient to let the spiced beef combination shine 🙂

Take pleasure in!

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  • four medium zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons additional virgin olive oil
  • 1 small pink onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (any colour), finely chopped
  • 1 pound additional lean floor beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon floor cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly floor black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 giant eggs, frivolously crushed
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 levels F.
  2. Minimize the zucchini in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and a part of the flesh, leaving a ¼-inch-thick shell. Place the zucchini minimize aspect-up on the baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and bake for quarter-hour, or till simply tender sufficient to be simply pierced with a fork.
  3. In a big skillet, warmth the olive oil over medium-excessive warmth. Add the onion and bell pepper and prepare dinner, stirring sometimes, till simply starting to melt, about 5 minutes. Add the meat and prepare dinner, breaking it up with a spatula, till browned and cooked via, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir within the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Add the eggs and stir to mix with the meat combination
  4. Spoon the meat into the zucchini boats. Bake till heat all through, 15 to twenty minutes. Prime with diced avocado and serve instantly.




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