Cheesy Beef Zucchini Boats
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  • KeywordAnti-Inflammatory, Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Health, Wellness
  • Recipe CategoryAppetizers & Sides, Beef
Cheesy Beef Zucchini Boats
Print Recipe
  • KeywordAnti-Inflammatory, Appetizers, Gluten-Free, Health, Wellness
  • Recipe CategoryAppetizers & Sides, Beef
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Grass fed ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet peppers
  • 1/4-1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 3-4 small scallions chopped
  • 6 oz tomato paste can
  • 8 oz tomato sauce can
  • 2 cups non-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro on top when served. optional
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Cook ground beef, when browned add chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic, cayenne, sweet peppers, onion and tomato paste and sauce.
  3. Then make a hole in the middle and add cottage cheese, when melted, stir in with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Boil water and salt to soften raw zucchini halves. Boil for 5-8 mins. Carefully remove and let cool. Pat extra moisture out with paper towels.
  5. Take a spoon or melon baller to scoop out seeded middles to create a pit for the beef mixture. Optional: Add some of that removed zucchini, chop and add to beef mixture.
  6. Add mixture to 'boats'. Add sprinkles of cottage cheese on top and bake on foil-lined baking sheet at 400F for about 30-40 minutes.
  7. When done, let cool and add salsa and cilantro on top. Extra option, add a dollop of low fat plain greek yogurt on top.