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Southwest Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Southwest Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

with Pico de Gallo, Avocado Crema & Cilantro

Send your taste buds on a flavorful cruise with this crowd-pleasing stuffed zucchini. These boats are filled with Southwest-spiced rice, then blanketed with a layer of kickin’ pepper jack cheese, and finished with fresh pico de gallo, avocado crema, cilantro, sour cream, and hot sauce. There’s something about this recipe that’ll really put the wind back in your sails.

Allergens:
Milk

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

1 unit

Yellow Onion

2 unit

Zucchini

¾ cup

Jasmine Rice

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

1 unit

Veggie Stock Concentrate

1 unit

Tomato

¼ ounce

Cilantro

1 unit

Lime

4 tablespoon

Guacamole

3 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

½ cup

Pepper Jack Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

10 ounce

Ground Beef

Not included in your delivery

Salt

Pepper

3 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

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Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories1020 kcal
Fat56 g
Saturated Fat21 g
Carbohydrate91 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein40 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium760 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Zester
Medium Pot
Baking Sheet
Large Pan
Small Bowl

Instructions

Prep
1

• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Halve, peel, and finely dice onion. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds with a spoon. Dice tomato. Roughly chop cilantro. Zest and halve lime.

Cook Rice
2

• Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add ¾ of the onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes. • Add rice and Southwest Spice Blend; stir to coat. • Stir in stock concentrate, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to use in step 5.

Roast Zucchini
3

• While rice cooks, rub zucchini halves all over with a large drizzle of olive oil (two large drizzles for 4 servings); season with salt and pepper. Arrange, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. • Roast on top rack until browned and tender, 15-20 minutes.

Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add beef or turkey; season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until cooked through, 4-6 minutes.

Make Pico & Crema
4

• In a small bowl, combine tomato, half the cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice to taste, and as much remaining onion as you like. Season with salt and pepper. • In a separate small bowl, combine guacamole, lime zest, half the sour cream (save the rest for serving), and lime juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper. Add water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.

Stuff & Broil Zucchini
5

• Once zucchini is tender, remove sheet from oven. Heat broiler to high. • Fluff rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper. TIP: For extra richness, stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings). • Carefully flip zucchini and stuff with as much rice as will fit (there'll be plenty left over; save for serving). Evenly top with pepper jack. • Broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning.

Stir beef or turkey into rice before stuffing zucchini.

Serve
6

• Divide remaining rice between plates and top with stuffed zucchini. • Top with avocado crema, pico de gallo, remaining cilantro, and remaining sour cream. Drizzle with hot sauce if desired and serve.

Ground Beef is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160°.