Mediterranean Zucchini Stuffed with Beef


Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Choose organic ingredients to avoid chemicals and GMOs.

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Yields

4-6 servings

Ingredients

8 medium zucchini, 1 Tbs olive oil, 1 lb ground meat (beef, lamb or turkey), 1 small onion (chopped finely), 2 garlic cloves (crushed), 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (chopped), 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried thyme, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

2. Oil a large baking dish (9x13-inch). 

3. Wash and trim the ends off the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the center flesh with a small spoon, leaving at least a ¼-inch shell to make 8 boats.

4. Chop zucchini pulp, set aside to drain in a colander. 

5. Place zucchini boats in prepared baking dish. 

6. Put oil in a large skillet and sauté ground meat, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is cooked and onion soft, about 5 minutes. 

7. Add sundried tomatoes, herbs and seasonings. 

8. Add reserved chopped zucchini pulp and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

9. Fill zucchini boats with equal amounts of stuffing.

10. Place zucchini in preheated oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until zucchini are tender.

Notes

I am not a big meat eater, so unless it comes in a ground form with lots of fragrant herbs or spices and does not look like a piece of flesh on my plate, I won’t eat it. Using ground beef is also more economical than other parts of the animal. Please buy grass-fed organic beef for your sake and the animal’ sake!

Paleo, gluten-free.

Credit

Alexandra Le Ny Health Coaching