We had some Zucchini and a Dutch Oven – so, it seemed like a natural fit. I took the Zucchini, and I cut the ends off, and on the longer ones – I cut them in half. Then I took a knife and hollowed them out.
I then sliced some Mushrooms and some Carrots and took a pound of Ground Beef – seasoned it with some Salt, Black Pepper Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder – then mixed that together with the Carrots and Mushrooms.
I preheated the oven to 350 degree. Then, I took the mixture of Ground Beef, Mushrooms, and Carrots, and stuffed it inside of the Zucchini. I stood them all up inside the Dutch Oven, drizzled some Olive Oil over the top, and added a 1/4 cup of water – then put it in the oven for 2 hours.
While that was in the oven, I sliced some Potatoes and put them to boil – for Mashed Potatoes.
After they were cooked, I drained them, then put them back in the pan, added some Butter, Sour Cream, Milk, Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder – and mixed well.
Then I made the Gravy – from a base of Bacon Fat, then water, AP Flour, Salt, Black Pepper, and Garlic Powder.
We served it with some Whole Kernel Corn. When we pulled the Stuffed Zuchinni out of the Dutch Oven – it would nearly crumble under its own weight – extremely tender and flavorful. All of the Veggies were tender, and the Ground Beef had amazing flavor after cooking with the veggies for 2 hours. It was an amazing meal – everyone enjoyed it.
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