Burrito Zucchini Boats
A burrito is a dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped into a sealed cylindrical shape around various ingredients. The tortilla is sometimes lightly grilled or steamed to soften it, make it more pliable, and allow it to adhere to itself when wrapped. Burritos are filled with a savory filling, most often a meat such as chicken, beef, or pork, and often include a large array of other ingredients such as rice, cooked beans (either whole or re fried), vegetables such as lettuce and tomatoes, cheese, and condiments such as salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, or crema.
But this Burrito recipe has a different twist, Instead of using your typical tortilla, this low carb Burrito will give a healthy options at the same time gives a freshly taste to your favorite Burrito.
- 3 zucchini halved lengthwise
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil divided
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 c. black beans
- 1/2 c. chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 c. corn
- 1 c. shredded cheddar
- 1 c. shredded Monterey jack
- Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°. Score zucchini (like you’re dicing an avocado) and scoop out insides, reserving them for later. Place zucchini halves cut side-up into bottom of baking dish and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake until zucchini turns bright green and is just beginning to soften, 10 minutes. In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and reserved zucchini and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat. Stir and add chili powder, cumin, and paprika, then season with salt and pepper. mix in black beans, cherry tomatoes, and corn. Spoon beef mixture into zucchini then top with cheeses. Bake until zucchini is just tender and cheeses are melted, about 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro before serving.
This Burrito Zucchini Boats is a perfect low car meal best option for your dinner.
Loaded with the savory taste of beef top with cheese and freshly taste of zucchini and other vegetables.