Here’s the thing, if you’re serving dinner for friends or family or friends who are family on taco Tuesday and you want your presentation to be on point then you should definitely make these taco stuffed avocados as pictured above. They’ll look great on the table with the rest of your delicious spread. If, however, you’re making dinner for you and yourself and are rightfully so focused solely on taste then you’re going to want to scoop that avocado out of its shell and mix everything together in a delicious bowl! It’s just going to make eating easier and less messy! Either way, the flavor combination is brilliant and I love recipes with real ingredients, no packet of seasoning mix here! All you need to mimic that taco flavor is chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and tomato sauce. Yum!
Oh! Another idea for hosting…you could create a fun taco bar that starts with avocados (not sliced), tortillas, taco shell bowls and lettuce so your guests can choose what they want to make: a stuffed avocado, typical tacos or a taco salad. and then follow with a fun display of toppings: cheese, tomatoes, cilantro (my favorite!), black olives, chopped bell peppers, salsa/guacamole and sour cream! I’m totally doing a fun family taco night once we get settled in our new house; I’ve just talked myself into it!
Speaking of the new house, things are coming along quite well! we went to check on progress a couple nights ago and got to see our beautiful stairwell partially completed! It’s been stained and is now just waiting for the carpet to be installed on the center of each step. It looks SO nice, but oh my gosh….we could barely stay in the room for longer than 30 seconds. I was seriously speed walking through, stopping and holding my breath to take a photo and speed walking back out. Looking like a crazy person I’m sure, but y’all…the smell of varnish on newly stained stairs is Awful!! Whew! Masks are high recommended!
They should be painting walls today and hopefully wrapping up the painting by mid next week and then we just have flooring, countertops, final electrical and plumbing and we’ll be scheduling inspections and final walk throughs…and I’ll be doing my happy dance!
More exciting things from this past week…
- We got all of our kitchen appliances ordered! Yay! By the way, if you’re thinking about doing a microwave/wall oven combination in your kitchen, it’s very pricey! I had no idea. Budget for this or think about potential alternatives. I’ll get into more details like this in my next home building post! Or the one after that 🙂
- We started purchasing ceiling fans – it’s the little things y’all. We talked about blinds for the windows too that we’re planning to buy soon and store in our garage until we can install them. These activities are our ‘date nights’ lately haha
- Hailey started 10th grade! What?? I don’t know where the time has gone, but she’s such a sweet girl who tells me I always pick the best watermelons and thanks me when I cook her dinner so it’s okay 🙂
And now…on to the weekend! Original plans were to can tomato juice, but the homegrown tomatoes in my Grandma’s garden are not fairing so well this year, total bummer! So instead we’re buying a bushel of Roma tomatoes and canning salsa! Keep an eye out for the step by step process in my Instagram stories tomorrow!
Taco Stuffed Avocados
The perfect low carb version of everyone's favorite Tuesday dinner!
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 3 avocados halved
Mix all of the spices in a small bowl, pour tomato sauce in a separate measuring cup and set aside.
Add ground beef to a skillet over medium heat and cook until browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.
While the meat is cooking, prep your topping ingredients (shred lettuce, grate cheese and chop tomatoes and cilantro)
Once the beef is cooked, drain any grease, add spices and tomato sauce, stir to combine and let simmer on low heat for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Halve your avocados, remove pits and fill with meat and your choice of toppings. Enjoy!
Have a beautiful day!