Whenever we are getting ready to head out to the deer camp or the fishing cabin we are always trying to come up with something different but not too hard to make. This is a delicious dish that you will make again at home, also good for a cool evening! Some mashed potatoes on the side would be a great complement as well.
3 to 4 zucchinis – about 10 to 12 inches, or whatever size you have – cut in half long ways and baked face down on a rack over some garlic water @ 325 degrees for 45 minutes- remove from oven, allow to cool long enough so you can handle them, then take a tablespoon, and scrape the meat out of the squash carefully so you don’t tear thru the bottom, then set the squash meat aside.
1 ear of corn- cooked, then cut off of the cob
1 lb. of hamburger meat
1 lb. of venison breakfast sausage (a store bought breakfast sausage may be substituted )
1 medium onion – chopped
1 tspn- chili powder
2 cloves of fresh garlic- minced
1 can of diced tomatoes – 15 oz. can is ok
3 tbspns. olive oil
1 tspn- oregano
pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
grated mozzarella cheese- a package full
Prep- Brown the meat and sausage together, add the onion after meat has started to turn color, add the olive oil, then add the garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then the chopped tomatoes, squash meat, corn, oregano, chili powder, sugar and salt and pepper – reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover for 15 to 20 minutes. Now, don’t eat it all before we finish the recipe, I see you !
Now, place the hollowed zucchinis on a plate and stuff each of them with enough of the killer meat mixture to be slightly overfilled, then sprinkle a generous amount of mozzarella cheese over each one. No, they are not done yet. Now, place them in a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Yeah, now they are done!
Remember, these can be prepped up , stuffed, and then wrapped in saran wrap and frozen individually for later. Good idea, when you get ready to have them just take them out of the freezer the morning you want to have them and put them in the refrigerator til you get home, then unwrap, and bake as directed above, I would probably not put the cheese on them before freezing them , it gets dried out sometimes when frozen.