Stuffed Avocados – 2 Ways

Taco-Stuffed Avocado Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef;
  • 1/2 onion, diced;
  • 4 avocados, sliced in half and pitted;
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly diced;
  • 1 tomato, diced;
  • 2 tsp. chili powder;
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika;
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder;
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder;
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano;
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin;
  • 2 green onions, sliced;
  • Fresh salsa;
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl combine, chili powder, paprika, garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Melt cooking fat in a skillet, over high heat, add the onion, and the ground beef.
  4. Cook until the beef is browned, sprinkle with the spices, and cook stirring until well mixed.
  5. Place halved avocado on a baking dish.
  6. Fill each avocado with ground beef, and top with bell pepper, and tomatoes.
  7. Place the stuffed avocado in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve the avocado topped with green onions, and fresh homemade salsa.



    • 12 slices of turkey bacon
    • 1½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
    • 2 roma tomatoes
    • 1½ cups cottage cheese (or more depending on the consistency you prefer
    • 1 cup finely chopped romaine lettuce
    • 3 avocados


    1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
    2. Lay 12 slices of turkey bacon out on a foil lined baking sheet
    3. Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for another five minutes, and lay the bacon out over several sheets of paper towels to cool
    4. Meanwhile, quarter your tomatoes, scoop out all the pulp and seeds with your fingers, and dice into small chunks
    5. Chop the romaine into small pieces
    6. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cottage cheese, romaine, tomatoes, crumbled turkey bacon, and mix together
    7. Season to taste with salt and pepper
    8. Half your avocados, remove the pits, and season lightly with salt and pepper
    9. To serve, scoop ⅙ (approximately) of the chicken salad into each avocado half. Not a huge amount will fit inside the hole made by the pit, heap a decent amount on top of the avocado

    Author: Annie Chesson the Garlic Diaries


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