ZUCCHINI BURRITO BOATS



Gosh, these were such a great low carb Mexican food fix delight. Now, Mr. Nine is not a fan of zucchini so I made regular burritos with the remaining meat mixture but he did not know what he was missing as the tender zucchini was a delicious compliment. Plus, they are so cute and I’m thinking would be another attractive and delicious patio meals. 
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What you'll Need

Zucchini Burrito Boats
INGREDIENTS
3 zucchinis, halved lengthwise
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef like sirloin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
1/2 lime (juice of)
1 cup shredded cheese like Mexican blend, cheddar or Monterey Jack
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro 

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven To 350°. Score zucchini and scoop out insides into a large bowl. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add the onion and red pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, add the garlic and stir for about one minute. Add ground meat, breaking up and cooking until no longer pink. Drain any fat. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in drained black beans and stir in juice squeezed from 1/2 lime. Cook about 5 minutes longer. Spoon mixture into zucchini then top with shredded cheese. Bake 15-20 or until zucchini are tender. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm. (Any left over meat mixture is great for tacos or taco bowls.)





HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY CUTIES!

xoxo



32 comments:

  1. These look delicious and so healthy! I forgot about zucchini boats, I haven't made them in forever! Love that you made burritos healthier!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Ohhh! Have to make these, a nice low carb dinner so I can enjoy some pie for dessert! Balance, right? Ha!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Mamacita you are speaking my language!

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  4. I have got to try this one! Would go great with my meal plan .... yummmmm

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  5. I love love love zucchini boats, well any stuffed vegetable really. These look so good.

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  6. I'm sorry girlfriend, but I would have to go with Mr. Nine on this one. Not a zucchini fan, but this would make a GREAT easy peasy summer dinner by the pool!! I hope yours is almost done!

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  7. I've pinned this kind of recipe on Pinterest before! I'm so glad someone I know and trust tried it and liked it. This is definitely getting added to the to-make list!

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  8. That looks yummy and very creative!

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  9. Oh yum these sound so good. I see that TJ's cheese! :)

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  10. I love zucchini! Looks delicious and yes to patio meals!! :-)

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  11. This would be wonderful to make vegetarian style. So pretty too!

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  12. Yum, I've made something similar to this before, delicious.

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  13. LOLOL to the joke at the end! I love a zucchini boat and burritos, what a winning combo!

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  14. these look great, and they are super cute!

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  15. Love your joke! My hubby isn't always into using veggies in place of good ol carbs, but I will have to try these anyway! He was surprisingly in favor of spaghetti squash. And I love that you can use the same filling to make a traditional burrito!

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  16. Haha they wear a zucchini! So cute! But can we talk about these?! They look so tasty! I am really hopeful this year that we will grow something in our garden and I am really routing for zucchinis! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  17. YUM - that looks so delicious! I totally want to try those out soon :) Love your blog!
    -Jenna <3
    Follow me back? The Chic Cupcake

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  18. I love stuffing everything into zucchinis. So good. I need to try this one out.

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  19. Oh my good Lord... These look so amazing, my mouth is actually watering!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  20. Burrito anything, just sign me up!!!! What a fun and healthy twist :)

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  21. Mr. Nine doesn't like pasta or zucchini ?! Oh my! Luckily it is easy enough to do both ways and make everyone happy! I bet would be great stuffed in peppers too!

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  22. I don't think I've ever made zucchini boats before. These look SO good. I should make these for dinner on Monday or Tuesday, my husband and I have been trying to go low carb on those days! Thanks for sharing!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  23. Oh my goodness!! These look good! WIN!!
    Lisa

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  24. What a great low calorie way to do Taco Tuesday! I bet that the lime juice really does a great job of adding in some extra flavor too!

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  25. I LOVE Zucchini~ These would be perfect for my lunches!

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  26. These have my mouth watering!! I've seen zucchini boats before but have never made them, I would be the only one in my family eating them but I still want to give them a try, maybe for lunch one week!

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  27. Your Zucchini Burrito Boats will be delicious! So glad you could join us on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Mothers Day!
    Miz Helen

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  28. My husband and I just made a shift this past week to begin eating low carb which makes this such a fun find!! Thank you for sharing your scrumptious looking recipe! I couldn't have seen it at a better time! :D xo!

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  29. I love this idea. I used to stuff them with Stovetop stuffing to accompany baked chicken. We're doing lower carbs (His Nibs has high blood sugar) so this will be great! I grew up in N.H. where the local newspaper had zucchini recipe contests. First prize was 2 pounds of zucchini, second was 5 pounds, 3rd was 10 pounds. I now live in Maine, but the joke is good anywhere: Why do people in Maine lock their car doors in August? So their neighbors can't fill their back seat with zucchinis!

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  30. these look really good and thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  31. it is delicious!!

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