Stuffed zucchini with ground beef
Zucchini is a godsend for the hostess. You can cook a lot of dishes with zucchini. Today we prepare stuffed zucchini. It is recommended for people watching their weight. This is a low-calorie dish. Also, you can stuff the zucchini vegetables.
Stuffed zucchini can be with meat, mushroom, vegetable or combination stuffing. Serve they can and as a snack and as a main course. Our stuffed zucchini recipe is dedicated to zucchini stuffed with meat and rice.
A little work, but it tastes so good. A great recipe if you are growing zucchini in your garden. Goes well with mashed potatoes.
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
The recipe is well suited for: dinner.
4 medium zucchini
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup rice
1 cup sour cream
2-3 clove garlic, minced
Fresh herbs – dill or parsley
Salt and pepper – to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease or spray a 13×9 inch baking dish.
Wash the zucchini.
Cut zucchini into 2 inch thick slices, discarding ends. Use a sharp spoon or melon baller to hollow out a cup in each zucchini slice, leaving just over 1/4 inch of zucchini flesh. Be careful not to get too close to the skin or the cups will leak liquid when they cook.
Chop onion. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a non-stick pan, then sauté onion for 3-4 minutes, until just starting to soften. Add minced garlic and sauté about 1 minute more, being careful not to brown the garlic. Remove the onion, and garlic mixture to a bowl.
In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, rice, onion, salt, pepper and herbs. Place the meat mixture equally into all of the zucchini cups; mixture should be piled up over the top. Place the filled zucchini cups into the prepared baking dish.
Cook cream sauce. In the sour cream add salt, pepper, garlic, fresh herbs, you can add any seasoning to your taste. Fill the sauce zucchini. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 50 minutes until zucchini is slightly soft when pierced with a fork and cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.
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