Stuffed Squash Casserole (Ablama)
 
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This version of stuffed squash does not include any rice, but instead is zucchini stuffed with seasoned ground beef, toasted pine nuts, and onions and cooked in a zesty tomato sauce.
Servings: 10 stuffed squash
Ingredients
  • 10 light green summer zucchini
  • 4 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • [1/2] cup pine nuts
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. seven spices
  • 1 (16-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • [1/2] tsp. garlic powder
  • [1/2] tsp. onion powder
  • [1/2] tsp. dried oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Trim off top and core out zucchini. Place zucchini on a baking sheet, and drizzle outsides with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Bake for 20 15 minutes, and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef for 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add yellow onion, pine nuts, remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, [1/2] teaspoon black pepper, and seven spices, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. In a 2-quart pot over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, water, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining [1/2] teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Stuff zucchini with about 3 tablespoons beef mixture each. Place stuffed zucchini in a casserole dish, gently pour tomato sauce over zucchini, and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with a side of brown rice.
Notes
Tasty Tip
If you don't like oregano, you can replace it with 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 stuffed squash Calories: 447 Fat: 32g Saturated fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 21g Sodium: 1,275mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 24g Cholesterol: 53mg
Recipe by DedeMed.com at https://dedemed.com/mediterranean/stuffed-baked-squash-and-eggplant-recipe-ablama-2/