2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup diced onions
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced (fresh or canned)
2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute 2 minutes. Stir in the ground beef. Continue to saute until the beef is browned, about 8 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, basil, and oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mixture to 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: The Classic Zucchini Cookbook
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