Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini (Coosa/Koosa)

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Zucchini cored and stuffed with meat and rice then cooked in tomato sauce. Holy smokes, this is truly Lebanese comfort food! Serve these with tabbouleh, fatayer and stuffed grape leaves.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large zucchinis

  • 1 pound chopped top round steak

  • 1 cup white rice

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

Directions

  1. Cut one end off each zucchini. Use a small scoop to scoop the flesh from the zucchinis, leaving shells. Discard the flesh.

  2. Mix chopped round steak, rice, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Lightly stuff the steak mixture into the zucchinis, making sure to leave about 1 inch of space for the rice to expand; if you don't, the zucchini will burst which still tastes good but doesn't look as nice.

  3. Place the zucchinis in a large pot; add tomato soup and stewed tomatoes. Place a plate on top of the zucchinis to prevent them from bouncing around once the sauce is boiling.

  4. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the rice is fully cooked, 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Mixing half zucchini and half yellow squash makes it even prettier!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
7g Fat
47g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 87mg 436%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1271mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.