Stuffed Zuccini (Sam’s Favourite)

  • 1 lb of extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 to 1.5 cups COOKED basmati or jasmine rice (or whatever you usually use)
  • 3-4 med/large-ish zuccinnii (although i have done it with smaller so that each person gets their OWN whole zuccinnii – but they are harder to clean out)

 

Brown ground meat and season LIBERALLY with black pepper; drain put aside to cool a bit. Cut the top off each zuccinnii and scoop out the white (i put the insides thru the food processor and then into the freezer to be added to future soups but otherwise you can toss the insides). Mix cooded rice in with the ground meat; I only use pepper to season but you can use anything you have. Stuff the hollowed out zucciniis and place in a large fry pan. Cover with crushed tomatoes or tomatoe sauce -left over spaghetti sauce also works well. Cook over low heat for about 15 – 20 mins turning the zuccinni’s regularly

Serve with some nice fresh italian bread!