2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
1 sweet onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp sea salt
1 lb ground grass-fed beef (or turkey, or vegan options)
1 Tsp cumin
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby Jack, Mozzarella, or vegan cheese) (optional)
4-5 zucchinis ends cut off, cut in half lengthwise and insides scooped out
Green onions chopped (optional)
Cubed Avocado (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut zucchini in half and scoop out centers with a spoon. Set scooped zucchini to the side.
Sauté onion, garlic, and salt in butter for 3-5 minutes over medium heat in a large pan.
Combine seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
Add ground meat and continue cooking for an additional 7-10 minutes.
When meat is almost done cooking, drain liquid from pan and add seasoning ingredients. Continue cooking until meat is completely cooked through. *Optional* You can add in the scooped out zucchini bits and cook into the meat.
Turn off heat and mix in the cheeses.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place zucchini boats (halves) on it (cut-side up).
Drizzle a bit of olive oil and sprinkle salt on the inside of each boat, for seasoning.
Scoop even amounts of meat mixture into the 8-10 zucchini boats.
Cover boats with a sheet of aluminum foil and cook for 15 minutes.
Remove aluminum foil and continue cooking an additional 10-15 minutes, or until zucchinis are completely cooked.
Top each boat with about a tablespoon of cheese and return to oven for 1-2 more minutes to melt cheese. Serve with chopped onions and avocado and enjoy! SaveSaveSave