Advice 1: How to cook baked zucchini with minced meat

Vegetables and meat – a great combination to create a delicious and at the same time quite a light lunch. Add to it the originality and aesthetics of the holiday, even if you cook for a regular family meal, and bake the zucchini with minced meat.
How to cook baked zucchini with minced meat

Baked zucchini with minced meat: the recipe

- 1.2-1.5 kg of young zucchini;
- 600 g pork;
- 400 g beef or veal;
- 1 chicken egg;
- 4 tbsp of rice;
- 1 carrot;
- 1 onion;
- 1 tomato;
- 50 g of hard cheese savoury;
- 3 sprigs of dill and parsley;
- 1/3 teaspoon of black pepper;
- 2.5 tsp salt;
- vegetable oil.

If you prefer to use for stuffing vegetables, only lean meat or poultry breast, place stuffing in a spoon of sour cream to make it more tender.
Bring to a boil the rice. Wash the pieces of pork and beef, dry them with a paper towel, cut into large cubes and mince. Clean the bulb from the husk, shred and divide into 2 portions. Add to the mince half an onion, boiled rice, chopped greens, pour the egg, stir in ground pepper and 1.5 tsp salt. All carefully stirred, preferably with your hands so all the components were distributed evenly.

If the stuffed zucchini turned out to be too much, place the part on a tray or flat plate, wrap with cling film and freeze for the future.
Cut off zucchini skin and cut each crosswise into 2-4 thick circle. Carefully cut them from the core. Set aside the pulp, and the remaining "Cup" without a bottom fill with stuffing. Pack the stuffing tightly enough, so when cooking stuffed vegetables is not deformed.

Baked zucchini with minced meat: cooking

Make an aromatic sauté for a main dish. Grate the carrot, cut the tomato and the Central part of the zucchini into small pieces. Preheat a frying pan vegetable oil and fry in it the remains of the onion for 2 minutes. Put to him the rest of the vegetables, salt to taste and simmer for 10 minutes under the lid, subtract the heat to the minimum. Don't forget to periodically stir the impending mass with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Set the temperature in the oven, 180oC equal. Take a deep baking tray or ovenproof form and RUB the inside with vegetable oil. Put raw zucchini with the stuffing and place the contents of the pan, filling in the empty spaces between the "cups". Bake the dish for 40-50 minutes. Sprinkle it with grated cheese after half the specified time. Serve 2-3 rings with meat on each portion of the plate along with vegetables and fresh cream.

Advice 2: Zucchini boats with the stuffing

The combination of vegetables and meat – almost always a win-win for the right lunch or dinner. Try zucchini boats – they are sure all the family will love.
Zucchini boats with the stuffing


  • Zucchini - 3-4 pieces;
  • Minced beef - 400g;
  • Rice - ½ Cup;
  • Onions - 2 PCs;
  • Sour cream;
  • Egg - 1 PC;
  • Cheese - 300-400 g;
  • Salt, pepper.


  1. To prepare this dish it is best to take young zucchini up to 20 cm They need to peel, cut in half, clean out seeds and boil in salted water. If you have a large garden zucchini, it is better to cut plump rings and also boil.
  2. Ground beef in a crank grinder and put to obzhivatjsya on the stove.
  3. While fried minced meat, to clean one large onion, cut it finely and put to the meat, when nearly evaporated all the liquid. Fry everything together and then pour a half Cup of sour cream. Bring to boil and remove from heat. Sour cream is better to take not fat, to 10%. For those who carefully follow the figure, you can replace the sour cream with low-fat yogurt or not to exclude this component.
  4. Boil the rice in lightly salted water until fully cooked.
  5. In a dish mix the minced meat in a cream sauce and rice, break the egg, add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  6. The zucchini halves to fill the resulting filling to the brim.
  7. Grate cheese on a grater, sprinkle the top of the boat.
  8. A baking sheet covered with parchment paper or foil, to put on his boats (or rings) and put in a preheated 200 degree oven. To bake just 15 minutes until the cheese melted, as all the products are ready.

The dish is ready. It can be used both independently and garnish with fresh vegetables.

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