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AVOCADO TACOS

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INGREDIENTS

about 5 to 6 Hass avocados, halved with pit removed and slightly hollowed out with removed flesh reserved
1 pound lean ground beef
one 1.25-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium medium heat)
one 6-ounce package Horizon Organic Mexican Style Shredded Cheese, divided
1/4 cup water
1 or 2 Roma tomatoes or your favorite tomato, diced small
cilantro, for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS

Halve the avocados, remove the pit, and using a spoon, widen and deepen the hole where the pit is so you can accommodate more taco filling. Alternatively, use a small paring knife to score the area vertically and horizontally, and then use spoon to carefully remove the small chunks. This is the visually neater method but either way works; set the avocado halves and the flesh that you removed aside.
To a large skillet, add the beef and cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and no longer pink; stir intermittently and crumble beef as it cooks.
Evenly sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef, add the water, stir to combine, and cook for about 3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and add most of the package of shredded cheese, reserving about 1/2 cup to use for garnishing. Stir to combine and encourage the cheese to melt, it will only take about 1 minute.
Add about 1/4 cup beef to each avocado half, or as desired.
Top with tomatoes, reserved avocado flesh, evenly sprinkle with reserved cheese, garnish with cilantro, and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh.

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