Mellas Family Lamb Stuffed Zucchini (Koosa)

Mellas Family Lamb Stuffed Zucchini (Koosa)

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"This recipe is a great way to use up that giant zucchini lurking in your garden. Early-season squash are best, as the skin is tender and the flesh is delicate. Older zucchini still taste great, you just may not be able to eat the skin."

Ingredients

1 h 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 511 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 511 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1593 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cut each zucchini in half and use a thin, sharp knife to hollow out each section, removing the seeds and leaving a round 1/2 inch shell.
  2. Combine tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, 3/4 cup water, and cinnamon in a large, oven-safe Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook until thick, about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet. Stir in onion; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Combine cooked onion, lamb, rice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 cup water, dried mint, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. Lightly stuff lamb mixture into hollowed out zucchini sections. Place stuffed zucchini in simmering tomato sauce.
  4. Cover pot and place in preheated oven. Cook until the rice is soft, about 1 hour. If sauce is very thin, simmer on the stove top until desired consistency. To serve, slice into 1 inch rounds and top with tomato sauce.
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This is a great recipe, thank you for sharing it! I made it as written the first time and it was wonderful. The second time I decided to tweak the recipe to my tastes a bit more. Like the previ...

This took care of a monster zucchini someone gave me. I made 3 very minor changes. First, I eliminated the salt for dietary reasons and to my taste it wasn't missed. Second, I didn't realize ...

My Husband is Lebanese so I was a bit intimidated to try this recipe...how can I compete with his mother? well, I am happy to report that I passed with flying colors. here is what I customized: ...