Tasty Tuesday – Zucchini Beef Boats
I love this time of year: harvest time! My tomatoes have grown smashingly this year, but my zucchinis not so fab. Luckily for family and friends who have zucchinis growing out their ears, and have been kind enough to gift us some 🙂 This giant fella was grown by BJ and Steph – thanks guys! BJ said the big ones are best stuffed and roasted, so I tried my hand at a beef boat. The result was rather delish.
Here’s what I did:
4 medium zucchini (or one MASSIVE one!)
500g beef mince
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green capsicum, chopped
1/2 cup reserved zucchini ‘meat’ from the center of zucchini
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup strained tomatoes
1/2 cup cheese, shredded
pre-heat oven to 350.
Slice zucchini in half length wise and use a spoon (or melon baller) to scoop out the center leaving about 1/4 inch zucchini shell all around.
Brown beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon or spatula to break the meat into smaller pieces. Add garlic, onion, green capsicums, zucchini meat, italian seasoning, strained tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the veggies are tender and all the flavors have come together.
Place zucchini halves in a baking dish and fill each zucchini boat with about 1/2 cup filling. Top each beef stuffed zucchini boat with 1 tbsp cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 min.