BACON WRAPPED STUFFED ZUCHINNI

 

  • Cooking Time: about 60 total
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15-20

Ingredients

  • 1 medium - large zuchinni
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 bulb garlic (about 8-10 cloves, peeled and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tspn french fry seasoning (or salt and pepper)
  • 1 tblspn olive oil (or vegetable oil)

Directions

  • preheat oven to 350*
  • Roast garlic in olive oil in a small pan covered with foil for 15 minutes, tossing a couple times.
  • Microwave bacon on high about 3-5 minutes so that it is about halfway cooked (should still be bendable)
  • While garlic is roasting, wash and dry zuchinni and cut off about 1" from each end, discard ends.
  • Carefully scoop out seeds with a melon scooper or something similar.
  • Mix remaining ingredients, including garlic cloves and stuff zuchinni.
  • Wrap bacon around zuchinni and gently tie into loose "knots" about every 2-3 inches so they are evenly spaced.
  • Wrap in foil and place in a cake pan.
  • Bake 350* for 25 minutes.
  • Gently unwrap and continue to bake another 15-20 minutes (until bacon is done)
  • Let set a few minutes and slice into 4 pieces, so that each piece has bacon=)

Notes

I have a zuchinni garden and I am experimenting. This came out AWSOME!!!

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