Beef: Zucchini Meat Loaf Italiano

posted by RisaG 08-06-101 8:35 AM

Zucchini Meat Loaf Italiano
Dana Carpendar

2 medium zucchini, chopped medium fine
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic (to 3), crushed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, snipped
Olive oil
1.5 lbs. ground beef
1 egg
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350F.

Saute the zucchini, onion, and garlic in a few tablespoons of olive oil for about 7-8 minutes. Let it cool a bit, then put it in a big bowl with the other ingredients. Using clean hands, mix thoroughly. This will make a rather soft mixture. You can put it in a big loaf pan if you like, or you can form it on a broiler rack. I form it on a broiler rack because I like the grease to drip off, but if you do it this way you won't get it to stand very high - mine comes out about 2" thick. Bake this at 350 for 75-90 minutes.

There's about 17 grams of usable carb in the whole darned loaf.

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