17 Mar Beef Burrito Zoodle Bowl
BEEF BURRITO ZOODLE BOWL
Macros: 490 Cal, 14g Fat, 52g Carbs, 39g Protein
Combine seasoned lean ground beef, onion, black beans, com, and tomatoes over zucchini noodles, and top with cheese, green onion, and salsa!
*Feel free to substitute the ground beef with shredded chicken breast, or lean ground turkey or elk.
Not only are they packed with nutrients, but they are a great low-carb, gluten-free pasta alternative!
By Amanda Neal for Food Network Kitchen (https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/packages/food-network-essentials/how-to-cook-zucchini-noodles)
Zucchini noodles (also known as “zoodles”) are made by spiralizing or slicing fresh zucchini into thin noodle-like pieces. Zoodles have grown in popularity because they’re a fantastic low-carb, gluten-free pasta alternative. Their texture and flavor take well to classic Italian sauces, but they’re also delicious in brothy soups and chilled salads. Whether you’re spiralizing at home or you just purchased a bag of fresh zoodles at the store, there are numerous ways to prepare and enjoy zucchini noodles. Here’s how.
How to Cut Zucchini Noodles
Zoodles can be made at home in a matter of minutes with the help of a couple kitchen tools.
How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Spiralizer
There are a variety of products on the market that will spiralizer your veggies, including handheld/hand-crank models, as well as accessories that pair with your electric appliances (such as the KitchenAid Spiralizer attachment). To use, simply cut off the ends of a zucchini, place into the blade and spin. While some spiralizers can be bulky and take up precious storage space, they’re reasonably priced, offer several blades and slicing options and require very little effort for quick results.
How to Make Zucchini Noodles without a Spiralizer
If you don’t own a spiralizer and want to make zoodles, pronto, a mandoline or julienne peeler will also do the trick. A mandoline is a slicer made up of a flat surface fitted to a sharp blade that lets you cut vegetables quickly and precisely. A julienne peeler is similar in appearance to a traditional peeler, but has a blade fitted with small teeth to cut your vegetables into thin strips (also known as a julienne). Both of these options will provide straighter, more delicate zucchini noodles compared to the more spaghetti-shaped zoodles from a spiralizer. However, both tools are inexpensive, easy to store, and will provide you evenly cut zoodles in a short amount of time.