Stuffed Zucchini

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound of 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 till 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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