Stuffed Zucchini BoatsPosted: August 14, 2012
Alrighty. It’s time for another zucchini inspired post. What with all the monster zucchinis I keep growing in my garden, I am going to have to work extra hard to try and eat them all, so my freezer doesn’t explode! Here’s another awesome recipe you can use to try and get rid of some of your zucchini. It’s super easy and very tasty too.
I decided to stuff my zucchini boats with tasty organic buckwheat groats from Gold Forest Grains. You can use them just like rice, but they are heartier and tastier than rice, in my opinion. I also cooked up some ground beef to go along with it!
Yep. I used taco seasoning (shame!). I need to pick up some Mexican seasoning from Elaine Wilson the next time I head to the 124 street market. This stuff just isn’t gonna cut it for me…
Next, I took yet another monster zucchini from the garden and sliced it into boats.
Here are my boat “sections”
Then I hollowed them out with a spoon. (Sorry for the blurry picture!)
I cooked up the groats. (I used 1 1/2 cup groats for 2 1/2 cups water. It was perfect this time!)
I also sauteed up some peppers and onions to be mixed in with the rest.
And then and I mixed it all together.
Then it was time to stuff the boats!
Top then with your favourite cheese! (I used 2 year old aged cheddar from Sylvan Star. Man, they make good cheese!!)
And then bake them until the zucchini is tender!
Jacquie’s Awesome Zucchini Boats
You will need:
One massive zucchini
A packet of taco seasoning
1.5 cups of organic buckwheat groats (or rice)
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium sweet pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Preheat oven to 400. Begin preparing groats. Bring groats and 2.5 cups of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until groats are tender. Brown ground beef with seasoning. Add to groats when browned. Saute diced onion and pepper with garlic, and add to groats and ground beef. Mix well. Cut zucchini into “boats” and hollow out each section by removing the seeds. Stuff boats and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20-25 mins, or until zucchini is tender. Enjoy!