Lebanese Kousa mihshi (Stuffed Zucchini ) Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 kg (32 oz) medium zucchini
200 g (7 oz) minced meat
1 cup short grain rice, washed
1 kg (32 oz) red tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tsp salt
a dash of ground allspice and black pepper (as desired)
a dash of ground cinnamon (as desired)
1 tbs shortening or butter
5 cloves garlic, crushed with a dash of salt
2 cups water
4 tbs lemon juice

Methods:

Wash well zucchini. Remove stems using a knife. Hollow out using an apple corer. Wash zucchini inside and out. Drain.

Filling:
Mix minced meat with rice. Stir in salt and spices.Stuff zucchini, shake each after filling it so that the filling is well distributed (don’t over stuff). Arrange in a pot. Invert a plate on top.
Strain tomatoes using a colander. Add 2 cups of water, shortening, and a dash of salt. Place tomato juice in a pot over medium heat. When it boils, add to zucchini. Cook for 1 hour, or until tender. Add crushed garlic and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes.Serve zucchini and sauce hot separately or together in a large bowl.

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