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Beef-Stuffed Zucchini

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  Zucchini 1 Medium
  Ground beef 1⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Green pepper 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Tomato sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Garlic powder 1 Dash
  Salt 1 Dash

Wash zucchini, and cut in half lengthwise.
Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.
Chop pulp, and set aside.
Place ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a small casserole.
Cover and microwave at HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until beef is browned.
Add zucchini pulp, tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt to ground beef mixture.
Place half of beef mixture in each zucchini shell, sprinkle top of mixture with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Place stuffed zucchini on a microwave roasting rack, cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap.
Microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes.
Give dish a half-turn, and microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes or until filling is set and zucchini is fork-tender.
Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 515 Calories from Fat 342

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.8%

Saturated Fat 16 g80.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 100.4 mg33.5%

Sodium 705.5 mg29.4%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.6%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 33 g65.6%

Vitamin A 15.3% Vitamin C 81.5%

Calcium 39.3% Iron 12.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Recipe