🌮 Healthy Taco Stuffed Tomatoes 🍅

Taco Stuffed Tomatoes are a tasty and wholesome take on a classic taco. This low-carb recipe is ideal for a light lunch or dinner because it mixes the bright tastes of taco-seasoned minced beef or turkey with juicy, fresh tomatoes. These stuffed tomatoes are healthful and fulfilling since they are full of veggies and protein. 🌮🍅

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Tomatoes:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the insides with a spoon, creating a hollow shell. Reserve the insides for another use (like salsa or soup). Lightly sprinkle the insides of the tomatoes with salt and place them upside down on a paper towel to drain excess moisture.
  1. Cook the Meat:
  • In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add the ground turkey or beef to the skillet. Cook until browned and cooked through, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  1. Season the Meat:
  • Stir in the taco seasoning mix and follow package instructions (usually involves adding some water and simmering).
  • Add the black beans and corn kernels, stirring to combine. Cook until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Stuff the Tomatoes:
  • Place the hollowed tomatoes in a baking dish.
  • Spoon the meat mixture into each tomato, filling them generously.
  1. Bake:
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the tops of the stuffed tomatoes.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatoes are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove the stuffed tomatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream if desired.

A delicious and healthy take on conventional tacos, Healthy Taco Stuffed Tomatoes have all the flavors you love in a lighter, more vegetable-rich dish. These stuffed tomatoes are a delicious and nutritious lunch that’s simple to prepare without sacrificing flavor. Savor the mouthwatering fusion of flavorful beef, crisp tomatoes, and smooth toppings! 🌮🍅

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