Baked Zucchini and Beef
In the summer, the zucchini takes over the garden! We are constantly trying to find ways to use it, and we hit the jackpot with this one! We usually serve this with pasta or rice. Yum!
3 T olive oil
3 lbs sliced zucchini (you can use more or less if you like)
1/3 c chopped onion
1 1/2 pkg of dry Italian spaghetti sauce
1 3/4 c water
1 T oil
6 oz tomato paste
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1/3 c bread crumbs (plain or seasoned)
8 oz mozzarella cheese (you can substitute cheese curds if you like)
1 lb ground beef
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine 3 T olive oil, zucchini and onion and sauté until tender
Place sautéed vegetables in a 2 quart casserole and brown the beef in the same pan used to sauté the veggies.
Drain the beef and add the spaghetti powder, water, tomato sauce, and 1 T olive oil.
Heat to a boil then reduce th heat and zimmer for 10 min. Pour over zucchini.
Mix parmesan and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole and mix gently. Top with mozzarella and bake until golden brown. Usually about 15-20 minutes.