Stuffed zucchinis à la provençale
Stuffed zucchinis à la provençale

Stuffed zucchinis à la provençale

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) tomato, cut into 1 cm (3/8 in.) dice
  • 250 g (1/2 in.) lean minced beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) herbes de Provence
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) tomato paste
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) Espelette pepper
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large zucchinis

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)
  2. In a skillet, heat half of the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the onion for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the garlic and diced tomato.
  5. Cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  7. In a bowl, mix together the beef, egg, herbs, tomato paste, pepper and half of the breadcrumbs.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Add the onion and tomato mixture and stir until combined.
  10. Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise.
  11. With a spoon, seed the zucchinis and press the stuffing into the cavity.
  12. Place the stuffed zucchinis in an oven-safe dish.
  13. Sprinkle with the remaining breadcrumbs.
  14. Drizzle with olive oil.
  15. Place in the oven and cook for 35 minutes.
  16. Serve immediately with rice pilaf and vegetables.
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