Mexican Zucchini Boats

Thank you to Melissa’s Produce for the zucchini and Greensbury Market for the ground beef that inspired this recipe.

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  • 2 whole zucchinis
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Big Green Egg Ancho Chili & Coffee Seasoning, separated
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Big Green Egg Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce, optional
  • Sour cream, optional



Cast Iron Skillet


Set the EGG for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 375°F/191°C; add the cast iron skillet to the EGG to preheat.

Add the ground beef to the cast iron skillet and season with 1 tablespoon Big Green Egg Ancho Chili & Coffee Seasoning, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper. Cook until completely done and remove the skillet from the EGG.

Cut off the ends of the zucchinis and cut lengthwise in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the middle out of the zucchinis; season the inside of the four halves with the remaining tablespoon Ancho Chili & Coffee Seasoning. Spoon the ground beef into each of the halved zucchini shells, and top with the red onion, and cheese.

Place the stuffed zucchini on the EGG and bake for 25 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender and the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and hot sauce. Enjoy!

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