Friday, October 3, 2014

Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats

Since we have these huge, fresh zucchini in our garden now, we decided to make some boats out of them. What's a zucchini boat? If you wouldn't be so impatient and continue reading, then you'd find out.

We had this big boy hanging out in the garden, so we used it. Apparently the rabbit that likes to hang out in our yard from time to time wanted a little nibble.

I started browning the beef.

While Dawn scrapped out the inside of the zucchini forming a ... wait for it ... boat.

Threw in a little diced onion and salt and pepper.

In a separate pan, we added a tablespoon of butter over low-medium.

Then whisked in a tablespoon of flour for 1 minute before adding a cup of milk and tablespoon of mustard. Turn the heat down to low and mix in a cup of cheese.

Once that was nice and smooth, we added it to the ground beef and about a cup of diced tomatoes.

Took all the goodies and stuffed them inside the boats and added cheddar cheese on top.

They then went into a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

I'm not a huge zucchini fan, but these are really good. The main thing for me is to make sure the zucchini is cooked enough and the outside isn't rubbery feeling. There's nothing worse than biting down and your teeth sliding on the skin and sending chills up your spin.

You can really do anything for your boat filling. We did the cheeseburger so I'd actually eat them.

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