ZUCCHINI BASIL DISH
•1/2 lb. Ground Chuck
•Olive oil - enough to sauté the vegetables
•1 large zucchini-sliced thin
•1 can of whole or diced tomatoes
•(Or fresh 2 tomatoes, diced up)
•1 medium sized onion, chopped
•2 stalks celery, sliced thin
•1 bell pepper 1/4’d and sliced thin
•Fresh sweet basil-enough to suit your taste…
•Dried sweet basil – if fresh is not available
Brown Ground Chuck well, set aside. Drain. Put olive oil in pan. Add zucchini, onion, celery and bell pepper. Sauté until desired doneness is reached. Add ground chuck, tomatoes and basil to vegetables. Stir. Cover, let simmer and flavors meld. Just before serving add cheeses. Serve over rice.
VARIATION: Add spaghetti or marinara sauce instead of tomatoes and make a pasta sauce out of this recipe. Wonderful over fettuccine, vermicelli, or spaghetti.
Original recipe: Aunt Clida Pearl Parker Ellison.👩🍳💕