Taco Stuffed Avocados. The perfect low carb taco! These avocados are loaded up with the BEST taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and a dollop of sour cream. Perfect for an easy lunch or light dinner.
An avocado is the perfect substitute for a taco shell! Not only can you enjoy the taco toppings, but you get to enjoy the avocado and can even scoop some out for a little guacamole!
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How To Stuff An Avocado
This is such an easy dish to make. All that’s needed is to slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, use a spoon to scoop out a little of the avocado to create a larger crater. And make sure you save the avocado to make some guacamole!
Then just load up the avocado halves with your taco toppings of choice! Although I recommend following the recipe below for the BEST taco meat made with a homemade taco seasoning. Or you can use these recipes for some Slow cooker sweet barbacoa, Mexican brisket, or carnitas to stuff the avocados with also.
These taco stuffed avocados are perfect as a lunch or a light dinner. Low carb friendly. And the best part? My kids loved them!
How Many Carbs Are In These Taco Stuffed Avocados?
When looking at the carbs that are included in this recipe we need to keep in mind that we need to consider NET CARBS. Meaning we take the total amount of carbs in the avocado and subtract the fiber. Which leaves us with 3 g net carbs.
What to serve these taco stuffed avocados with:
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Taco Stuffed Avocados
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¾ tsp Cumin
- ½ tsp Dried Oregano
- ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ tsp Onion Powder
- 4 ounces tomato sauce
- 3 avocados halved
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes , sliced
- ¼ cup lettuce , shredded
- sour cream
- Add the ground beef to a medium size sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until browned.
- Drain the grease and add the seasonings and the tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the pit from the halved avocados. Load the crater left from the pit with the taco meat. Top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro and sour cream.
- If you want to make a larger area in the avocado for the toppings, spoon out some of the avocado and set aside to make guacamole! Then fill with toppings.
Taco Stuffed Avocados first appeared on The Recipe Critic
This was very good! You can always adjust the seasoning to what you like. I put the meat in the center of the plate and added toppings but added the avocado around the meat. Super easy to make.
So how did you and your kids eat them?? I’m seeing the only feasible way as with a fork or spoon but then that kinda takes away from the taco vibe.
Hi Tracee! For my kids I do just give them these on a plate with a spoon and they go to town. The avocado peel almost creates a bowl! So no, we can’t eat them with our hands like a taco, but they’re still tasty!
My husband an I are on the Keto diet. We had these for lunch today and they were so good! Definitely will be having them again…many ties.
How do you eat it with the hub still on there but you dig around in it or what it looks good I’m making it right now but I’m not sure how I’m going to spoon it out or whatever
I loved this! I used taco seasoning and water instead of tomato sauce. I served this with rice and beans for dinner, we love carbs! Great recipe, avocados are the best!
Looking forward to making these for the office. Best suggestion to keep the avocado from browsing til lunchtime?
Wrap them tightly! The browning occurs when air hits the avocado. Wrap them nice and tight with plastic wrap to help prevent air from hitting them.
Hey Serene, can you clarify – is this recipe 3 net carbs per serving? Thanks!
Yes. 3 Net carbs.
I know what I am going to have to eat today.I know that I am going to live it
Thanks Kathy 🙂
I love this idea!! I am new to keto, and there is no way I could stick to it if I had to give up tacos! Theses are great and super easy!
These look amazing and perfect for a low carb lifestyle since net carbs in an avocado are super low. High nutrition, low carb and all in a taco, thanks for sharing. Clean fats and fiber.
Genius! Thanks for sharing. So versatile too.
Absolutely! You can easily change this up 🙂
Sounds wonderful…however someone should learn how to spell avocado!
Haha. You win for being the first to point that out! Got it fixed 🙂 Thanks.
Can you freeze the leftovers??? Also do you have a recipe for guacamole??
You can freeze the taco meat of course! Not the avocados or other fresh ingredients. And I do have a recipe for guacamole 🙂 Here’s the link: https://houseofyumm.com/homemade-guacamole/
Never thought of doing this. Will substitute ground turkey, looking forward to trying this. Thanks.
Calories are higher than I want , it will come close to pushing me over
Just keep in mind where the calories are coming from. Avocado is a wonderful healthy source to enjoy 🙂
21 g of fats isn’t so high when you are talking about avocado anyways, it’s a good fat not bad! Love this, so going to make tomorrow
So do you leave the avacado in its skin and eat with a fork or do you peal the skin and eat with your hands
Hi Toni! I leave the skin on the avocado and use it kind of as a bowl. I eat it with a spoon or fork and just scoop some of the avocado with each bite of the filling. Enjoy!
Just a compliment.
This is going on my family’s low-carb menu ASAP!!!
I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it…
There are many different types of carbs and it can be hard to decipher….
I get it…
….SO much protein and SO MANY healthy fats…
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy 🙂
Isn’t 21 carbs kind of high for 1/2 of a stuffed avacado?
I believe it is! I just put the recipes into myfitnesspal.com and use the information that they provide. Looking up the ingredients separately though I’m fairly sure that it’s lower since it looks like 1 avocado is only 14 g and the serving size is for 1/2 of an avocado.
Is the serving size a whole avocado or half?
The serving size is set for half an avocado. I just put the recipes into myfitnesspal.com and use the information that they provide. Looking up the ingredients separately though I’m fairly sure that it’s lower since it looks like 1 avocado is only 14 g and the serving size is for 1/2 of an avocado.
How much carbs
Looks delicious. How many grams of fat per serving? Thanks!
Myfitnesspal shows 21 grams of fat. Most of which is the fats from the avocado.
Avocados are GOOD fats…..they help to burn the fat on your body.
There’s 21 gm of carbs?
I just put the recipes into myfitnesspal.com and use the information that they provide. Looking up the ingredients separately though I’m fairly sure that it’s lower since it looks like 1 avocado is only 14 g and the serving size is for 1/2 of an avocado.
So how is that low carb? That’s about 2/3 of my daily allowance. But never mind. These look awesome.
After some more research on avocados (again, I’m not a low carb food blogger, I’m just a huge taco fan!) these would be the carbs, but this is different than the NET carbs. To get that we need to subtract the fiber from the avocados. Which means the NET carbs would be about 3 g.