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Easy Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Super Easy Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats loaded with cheesy ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and topped with shredded Mexican blend cheeses and all of your favorite taco toppings!


  • 3 medium-large zucchini
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar and monterey jack cheeses (or any Mexican blend)
  • diced tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, sour cream, shredded lettuce, olives
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise, use a tablespoon to scoop out the seedy centers and discard. Place zucchinis side by side, cut side up, on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes. Add onions, rice, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Spoon ground beef and rice mixture into prepared zucchinis. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Top zucchinis with cheeses and return to oven for 5 minutes until melted.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings like cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes, olives, avocados, and serve.
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