Zucchini Beef Bake

zucchini beef bake

 

Prep Time 20 min. Bake Time 25 min.

Here is what you need

6 cups water
4 cups sliced zucchini
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups cooked rice
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup small-curd cottage cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-1/2 tsps minced fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp minced fresh basil or 1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (4ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Here’s what you do:
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil..add zucchini. Return to a boil. Reduce Heat; cover and simmer for 3 min. or just until tender.. drain and immediately place zucchini in ice water. .Drain ; pat dry.

In a skillet, cook the beef,onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, egg, oregano, basil and salt.

Arrange half of the zucchini in a greased 13 x 9 in baking dish. Top with meat mixture. Arrange remaining zucchini over top; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake , uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
6 to 8 servings

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