SPECIAL CHEESEBURGER STUFFED ZUCCHINI

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise and middle scooped out and reserved.
  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped red/yellow/green peppers in any combination
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese (cream cheese is excellent substitute)
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brown beef, peppers, onions and the middle part of the zucchini that was scooped out. Leave “boats” on a sprayed sheet pan.
  2. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir and simmer a few minutes until seasoning is equally distributed.
  3. In a large bowl, add beef, cheddar, mascarpone, parsley. Mix well.
  4. Spoon mixture into each zucchini boat.
  5. Bake 400* for 30 minutes. If zucchini is not done, return to oven and check after 10 more minutes …

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