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tex mex zucchini boats

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Get recipe to make use of all these huge zucchini's available at this time of year.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For tex mex zucchini boats

  • 2 md
    zucchini or one huge zucchini
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 c
    black beans
  • 1 c
  • 1/2
    red onion diced
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 c
  • 8 oz
    monterey jack cheese
  • cilantro for garnish

How To Make tex mex zucchini boats

  • 1
    cut the zucchini in half. Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Then hollow the zucchini out leaving about an inch of zucchini in the boat. Chop up the scooped out zucchini and set aside. Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place zucchini and baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in oven for 35 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red onion and cook until the meat in done. Stir in the reserved zucchini, beans, corn, salsa and taco seasoning packet. cook until well incorporated.
  • 3
    Remove the zucchini boats from oven. Cut the cheese into cubes. Place half the cubes in bottom of each boat. Fill each boat with the meat mixture heaping it up. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 more minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro

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