Stuffed Zucchini

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Ingredients

    • 4 medium zucchinis
    • 1 large onion
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup pine nuts
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 lb ground lamb or beef 
    • 3-4 medium sized tomatoes

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Set out an oven safe baking dish.
  • In a large pot of salted boiling water blanch the zucchini, boil just until it’s almost tender; drain well.

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  • Chop 1 large onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic.

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  • In a pan, heat 1/4 extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add in chopped onion and sauté until lightly browned.

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  • Add in minced garlic, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, 1/4 cup of raisins, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.  Simmer for 5 minutes.

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  • To the pan add 1 pound of ground lamb or beef.  Sauté for 10 minutes or until browned.

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  • Cut a lid out of the top of each zucchini. I cut my zucchini in half, it was easier to stuff and easier to serve.

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  • Add the zucchini flesh into the meat mix and cook until the liquid absorbs. Salt and pepper to taste.

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  • With a teaspoon fill the hollowed zucchini and place in baking dish.

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  • Thinly chop tomatoes and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into the dish with zucchini.

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  • Place in oven uncovered for 30 minutes.  I broiled for last 5 minutes.  Serve hot.

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Equipment I Used

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Stuffed Zucchini

Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Servings 7
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium zucchinis boiled
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef
  • 3-4 medium sized tomatoes thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Set out an oven safe baking dish.
  • In a large pot of salted boiling water blanch the zucchini, boil just until it’s almost tender; drain well.
  • Chop 1 large onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic.
  • In a pan, heat 1/4 extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add in chopped onion and sauté until lightly browned.
  • Add in minced garlic, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, 1/4 cup of raisins, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • To the pan add 1 pound of ground lamb or beef. Sauté for 10 minutes or until browned.
  • Cut a lid out of the top of each zucchini. I cut my zucchini in half, it was easier to stuff and easier to serve.
  • Add the zucchini flesh into the meat mix and cook until the liquid absorbs. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • With a teaspoon fill the hollowed zucchini and place in baking dish.
  • Thinly sliced tomatoes and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into the dish with zucchini.
  • Place in oven uncovered for 30 minutes. I broiled for last 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Zucchini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 715mg20%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 663IU13%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword appetizer, beef, cinnamon, garlic, green onion, lamb, olive oil, pine nuts, raisins, side dish, tomato, zucchini
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