Thursday, July 15, 2010
Southwest Zucchini Boats
For those of you who get the magazine Taste of Home, you may have seen these zucchini boats. I have had a plentiful zucchini crop this year, so I'm always looking for some tastey ways to fix it up. When I came across this, I just had to give it a try. I didn't fix it exactly like the recipe called, but it still came out fantastic and they were a hit with everyone! Here's what I did...Cut the zucchini in half and hollow them with a spoon. Try to just remove the seeded area. Set those aside and in a pan brown some hamburger (you could use sausage or venicin) and drain. By the way, I used venicin. Put meat back in the pan and add a dash of Cummin and Chilli Powder, several tablespoons of salsa, and enough bread crumbs to pull everything together. Fill boats with meat and top with any cheese of your choice. I used Sharp Cheddar...YUM! Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 5-10 minutes. The length of time you cook depends mostly on how tender you like your zucchini. I like mine pretty crisp, so I took them out of the oven when the cheese was melted! Hope you give them a try...they are very easy and SO yummy!