Ground beef cooked with delicious Keto taco seasoning with fresh toppings stuffed in avocado, gives tacos a tasty twist you're going to love.
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One of the many wonderful things about Keto is you can still enjoy your favorite foods. All you have to do it make a few substitutions! In this case, avocados take the place of taco shells eliminating the unhealthy carbs in taco shells, and adding healthy fat.
When starting Keto, some people think they will have to miss out on Mexican food. Thankfully that is not the case! Sure, rice and beans may have too many carbs for those wanting to adhere to a low carb diet but when making your own Homemade Taco Meat, you can give most any Mexican beef dish a Keto make over.
With Keto, your focus centers around eating a high amount of healthy fat. And that's where avocados really come into play. They're loaded with healthy fat, and let's face it, they're SO delicious.
I try to incorporate avocados into as many meals as I can. I have to say that Homemade Guacamole is one of my all time favorite dips and is a perfect way to use up avocados you may have laying around.
If you love Avocados as much as I do, next time you're looking for tasty homemade salad dressing, try this Avocado Lime Cilantro Ranch! It has the most amazing flavor.
What's in Taco Stuffed Avocados
- Easy Taco Meat
- Haas avocados
- Cheddar cheese
- Optional: sour cream
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Taco Stuffed Avocados
Make a batch of my Easy Taco Meat and prepare the rest of the ingredients while the meat is cooking.
Take each avocado half and fill it with the taco meat. Top with the tomatoes, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and the a dollop of the optional sour cream.
Serve immediately and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. In order to keep the avocado from turning a little brown, you can spritz a little lime juice around the exposed edges.
What are the Net Carbs in Avocados?
Most of the carbs in avocado comes from fiber. Once you subtract the grams of fiber, giving you the net carbs, the averaged sized whole avocado only has 2.6 grams.
Tips For Buying and How to Store Avocados
Picking out the perfect avocado can be challenging. Storing it to maximize its freshness is even more of a challenge. Hopefully these tips will help:
- You want the avocado to have uniform texture all over. Soft or mushy spots are bruises on the fruit and will most likely have dark spots on the inside.
- Firmness tells it all. If an avocado is too firm to the touch, then it hasn’t ripen. If you’re going to need them several days in advance, these may be a good choice as they ripen well sitting on the counter. If they’re super soft, they’re either too ripe or will need to be used immediately. Gently putting pressure on the fruit is all that is needed, don’t squeeze them too hard.
- Contrary to what you'd think, if you have an avocado that has not ripened, don’t store it in the fridge. Chilling avocados halts the ripening process. Instead put it in a paper bag on the window sill and it will help it ripen quicker.
- To optimize their freshness in the fridge, sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and place in a food saver storage bag, with all the air vacuumed out. They’re usually best when used within 3 days of slicing.
- You can even freeze avocados. To do so, blend your avocados with a little lemon juice in a food processor, place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a few months. Just know that the texture will change slightly once they’ve been frozen.
There are so many fabulous ways to stuff avocados, If you'd like a different twist, try these these Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocados. Perfectly flavored shrimp salad makes this recipe a fantastic light meal or lunch on the go.
More Keto Inspired Mexican Recipes
- Easy Taco Casserole
- Creamy Chicken Poblano
- Baked Southwest Skillet
- Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Taco Stuffed Avocados
- 1 batch Easy Taco Meat
- 3 Haas avocados
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup shredded lettuce
- Optional: sour cream for the topping
- Make a batch of my Easy Taco Meat and prepare the rest of the ingredients while the meat is cooking.
- Cut each avocado in half and remove part of the flesh. You can save it to use in guacamole or even just drizzle some olive oil and a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning over the top.
- Take each avocado half and fill it with the taco meat. Top with the tomatoes, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and the a dollop of the optional sour cream.
- Serve immediately and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.