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Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef

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These grilled zucchini boats are stuffed with ground beef, low carb salsa, and cheese! An easy recipe that requires just five ingredients.

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

All you need is just five ingredients to impress your guests next time you're grilling! These stuffed zucchini are SO easy to make, and can be served as either a lunch for four people or an appetizer for eight. Or you could even cut the zucchini in half so that you get 16 “boats” – great for a crowd!

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How to Make Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef

While the grill is heating up, make the filling for the zucchini. Add some olive oil and lean ground beef to a large sauté pan – you might not even need the oil if you use a non-stick pan. I think beef is one of my favorite meats – it can be used for so many dishes and it always tastes so good!

After the meat has browned, drain any excess liquid, then add a cup of low carb salsa (I love the Green Mountain Gringo brand).

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

Salsa is a super quick way of adding flavoring to any dish – like in my recipe for Quick Cook Bacon Jam which is fantastic! Let the sauce reduce down until hardly any liquid is left – about 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed – but I usually find that the salsa adds enough flavor.

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

Note – the filling can be prepared in advance and then reheated when required.

Meanwhile, prepare the zucchini by cutting them in half lengthways and scooping out the seeds with a spoon.

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

Place them cut-side-down on the hot grill, and cook for ten minutes.

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

Flip them over and load them up with beef/salsa mixture – I prefer to do this OFF the grill to reduce spills!

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

Finally, sprinkle some cheese (I use a Mexican blend) over the top. Return them to the grill (place them between the bars so that they don't roll) for around ten minutes (with the lid closed) or until the cheese has melted.

Garnish with some chopped fresh chives or green onion tops.

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef - an easy five-ingredient low carb recipe

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Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef

Grilled Zucchini Boats with Beef

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These grilled zucchini boats are stuffed with ground beef, low carb salsa, and cheese! An easy recipe that requires just five ingredients.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Add olive oil and lean ground beef to a large sauté pan. After the meat has browned (about 10 minutes), drain any excess liquid, then add the salsa. Let the sauce reduce down until hardly any liquid is left - about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the zucchini by cutting them in half lengthways and scooping out the seeds with a spoon.
  4. Place them cut-side-down on the hot grill, and cook for ten minutes. Flip them over and load them up with beef/salsa mixture.
  5. Finally, sprinkle the cheese over the top. Return them to the grill (place them between the bars so that they don't roll) for around ten minutes with the lid closed or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Garnish with chives, if using.

Notes

6g net carbs per serving (two "boats")

Note - the filling can be prepared in advance and then reheated when required.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Two "boats"
Amount Per Serving Calories 280Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 81mgSodium 636mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 30g
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gloria

Tuesday 24th of July 2018

made and delicious

Georgina

Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Great! Thanks for letting me know!

Carol Lesaicherre

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Can these be made on a stove top grill or oven? What temp?

Georgina

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

I'm sure it can but I haven't cooked it this way. If you try it, please let me know how it goes!

Menucha

Friday 16th of September 2016

I need to try this - looks like a great healthy recipe, and totally comfort food!

Stacey

Friday 9th of September 2016

What a delicious idea! I'd use veggie cheese and they would be perfect ;)

Laura

Thursday 8th of September 2016

These look so easy and yummy!!

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