Well this was good…like really good. Imagine having all the same flavors of Taco Tuesday without the extra carbs. This is exactly what you get here. Now, I’ve done several iterations of this recipe; philly boats, chicken bacon ranch, but this has to be my favorite. Did I mention how super simple this is as well? Well, get after it, what ya waiting for?
- 1lb. ground beef
- 1/2 (4 oz.) block of cream cheese
- 3 nice sized zucchini (get them as straight as you can)
- Mexican blend grated cheese
- Taco seasoning
- Taco fixin’s of your choice
We need to start out by washing our zucchini and then cutting the tip off of both ends, but just the tip! Once this is done, cut them down the center as straight as you can.
Now, take a spoon and dig out the center. Don’t dig too deep, but dig deep enough to get enough of the filling inside. Also, stop about 1/4 inch from either end so the filling doesn’t fall out. Repeat until all 6 are done this way.
Throw these into the air fryer at 400 degrees and cook for 10-12 minutes. We just want to soften them up a bit prior to filling them and cooking again. I also elect to sprinkle with salt for a bit of added flavor.
While your zucchini is cookin’, add your ground beef to a skillet and get to browning it up. Cook until it’s good and brown. At this point I elect to remove the grease because it will make a mess in our boat. And, now that it’s cooked and drained, this is when I add the seasoning. Season to your liking.
Once your meat is cooked, take your 1/2 block of cream cheese, cubed, and throw in with your ground beef. Keep your fire on low and gently work it around until the ground beef and cream cheese is combined well. Kill the fire.
At this point, everything should be ready to stuff. Take your zucchini out of the air fryer. Using a spoon, start adding your filling into your boats. Fill each one and pack them down real good. This helps prevent them from falling out. Repeat until they are all stuffed. Just for reference, 1lb. of ground beef perfectly stuffed 6 boats.
Take some grated mexican blend cheese (or cheese of your choice) and sprinkle on top of each boat. Put back into air fryer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until your cheese is nice and crispy on top.
Plate your boats and start topping with your favorite taco fixin’s. I use sour cream, guacamole and crema. Hope you enjoy!