My neighbor shared a beautiful big zucchini with me yesterday. Jack immediately asked me to make my Stuffed Zucchini Boats for dinner.
I was feeling a little under the weather, so I was moving slowly. I sometimes believe I cook best when I go slowly. These certainly did come out nicely.
Here is the recipe for my
Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 large zucchini
1 c. onion
- 1 cup chopped green & red peppers
1 c. rice (I used Basmati Rice)
1 large jar tomato sauce (I use Classico Sausage, Onion & Pepper)
- 1 tbs Italian seasoning
- 1/4 chopped fresh basil
8 slices Mozzarella cheese
2 cloves garlic chopped finely
Cut Zucchini in half and scoop out the center.
Place on a microwave plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Place zucchini shells in a casserole dish.
Sauté beef, garlic, onion, and peppers until done, add cooked rice.
Mix tomato sauce with Italian Seasoning, then pour 1/2 into the dish with beef mixture.
Cook until hot.
Stuff cooked mixture into zucchini and pour remaining tomato sauce over zucchini.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
Uncover. Top with cheese and bake another 10-15 m. minutes or until zucchini is tender.