Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Beef
6 zucchini squash
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 ½ cups ground beef
1 cup cheddar cheese (or other hard cheese), grated
2 organic eggs, slightly beaten
4 tablespoons, melted butter
Sea salt and pepper taste
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Pan fry the ground beef in a little butter until cooked through.
Cut the zucchini squash in half lengthwise and carefully hollow out the flesh to within ¼ inch of the skin. Set the shells aside.
Chop the zucchini flesh, the press with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much juice as possible and drain it away.
Set the flash aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the zucchini flesh, garlic, ground beef, basil, cheese, seasoning, eggs and half the melted butter until they are thoroughly blended. Arrange the zucchini shells skin-side down in a well-greased shallow baking pan. Stuff with the beef mixture and pour the remaining melted butter over the stuffed squash. Place dish in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is brown and bubbling. Serve at Once.