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Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef.

  • 1 (4 oz) pkg
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ cup
    Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 ½ lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion
  • 4 medium
    zucchini squash
    black pepper
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 450°F and place the rack in the center position.
  • 2
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    4 medium zucchini squash
    2 tomatoes
  • 3
    Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then scrape out and discard the soft flesh from the middle of each half.
  • 4
    Place the zucchini halves cut-side-up on a baking sheet; rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
    1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 5
    Place the zucchini halves in the oven and bake while you prepare the filling, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 6
    Cut the tomatoes into ¼-inch cubes and transfer to a medium bowl.
  • 7
    Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • 8
    While the skillet heats up, trim off and discard the ends of the onion and remove the outer layer; cut into ¼-inch cubes.
    1 medium yellow onion
  • 9
    Once the skillet is hot, add olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10
    Add the onion to the skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 11
    While the onion cooks, trim off and discard the root ends of the garlic; peel and mince or press the garlic.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 12
    Add the garlic and oregano to the skillet; cook until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds.
    1 tsp oregano
  • 13
    Add the ground beef to the skillet and increase the heat to high; season with salt and pepper. Cook the beef, breaking apart with a spoon, until browned and crumbly, 3 to 5 minutes.
    1 ½ lb lean ground beef
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 14
    While the beef cooks, halve the olives.
    ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 15
    Remove the baking sheet from the oven, change the setting to broil, and place the rack about 6 inches from the top heat source.
  • 16
    Add the tomatoes and olives to the skillet and cook the mixture for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  • 17
    Divide the beef filling between the zucchini halves, then sprinkle with feta overtop.
    1 (4 oz) pkg crumbled feta cheese
  • 18
    Return the zucchini to the oven and broil until the cheese melts and is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 19
    To serve, place the zucchini boats on a plate. Enjoy!