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Taco Zucchini Boats

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Taco Zucchini Boats are made low carb with ground beef, seasonings and black beans nestled into a zucchini and topped with red onion, queso fresco cheese and cilantro. 



Spicy Ground Beef

  • 1 pound ground beef (lean)
  • olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Zucchini Boats

  • 3 zucchinis
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • Spicy Ground Beef
  • non-stick spray


  • 1 cup queso fresco cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (diced)
  • sour cream
  • cilantro (garnish)


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet on the stove top on a medium-high heat. Drizzle the pan with olive and add the ground beef. Break up the ground beef into equal pieces until browned. 
  2. Drain meat and return to pan with 1 Tablespoon water and all the Spicy Ground Beef seasonings. Stir until water is absorbed. 
  3. Stir in the black beans. 
  4. Wash, dry and cut zucchinis lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp center to create a boat. Place the boats in a baking dish with non-stick spray. 
  5. Fill each zucchini boat with the spicy ground beef and black bean mixture. 
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. 
  7. Remove from heat and add toppings: diced red onion, fresh cilantro, cheese and a drizzle of sour cream. 


Kidney beans have lower carbohydrates than black beans. Black soybeans are also a good swap for those on a low carb or keto diet. 

  • Category: dinner