Monday, July 27, 2009

Stuffed Zucchini

4 medium zucchini
1 medium onion, minced
1 can roasted red pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 egg, beaten
2 thyme, sprigs
1/4-1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper
3/4 lb lean ground beef (or chicken, turkey, fish, 1 can of tuna, or other get the idea)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mozzarella cheese-amount varies according to your liking#


1. Wash zucchini, and put in a pot of cold water (do not remove ends).

2.Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes, maybe a little longer depending on the size of your zucchini.

3.Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a fairly large skillet.

4.Sautee garlic first, then add onions, green pepper, thyme, and oregano.

5.When the veggies begin to soften, add ground meat (or whatever you are using), season with salt and pepper, and brown until cooked through.

6.Drain off any exess grease.

7.Set aside to cool slightly.

8.When the zucchini have cooked through, remove from water, and allow to cool enough to handle.

9.Slice cooled zucchini lengthwise, and scoop out center, leaving a little veggie flesh to form a boat.

10Mix ground meat mixture with the red peppers, and the scooped out zucchini (chopped), and the egg.

11.Fill the zucchini boats with the mixture, and top each with some cheese*I use low fat

12.Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 20-30 minutes, until heated through, and cheese begins to bubble and brown.

13.Serve hot

I used lean beef, skim cheese and this was a very WW friendly recipe. Each boat is 4 points.

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