Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini (Coosa/Koosa) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini (Coosa/Koosa) Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini (Coosa/Koosa)

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"Zucchini cored and stuffed with meat and rice then cooked in tomato sauce. Holy smokes, this is truly Lebanese comfort food! Serve these with tabbouleh, fatayer and stuffed grape leaves."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Cut one end off each zucchini. Use a small scoop to scoop the flesh from the zucchinis, leaving shells. Discard the flesh.
  2. Mix chopped round steak, rice, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Lightly stuff the steak mixture into the zucchinis, making sure to leave about 1 inch of space for the rice to expand; if you don't, the zucchini will burst which still tastes good but doesn't look as nice.
  3. Place the zucchinis in a large pot; add tomato soup and stewed tomatoes. Place a plate on top of the zucchinis to prevent them from bouncing around once the sauce is boiling.
  4. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the rice is fully cooked, 30 to 45 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Mixing half zucchini and half yellow squash makes it even prettier!
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May 10, 2013

Very tasty and authentic. I didn't have a small scoop so I used a butter knife and gently twisted the tip into the zucchini and it cored it out perfectly. I had to use more tomato soup and stewed tomatoes (plus I added water to make the sauce more liquid to cover all the zucchini in the pot) also I brought the sauce to a slight boil before I added the zucchini. Otherwise perfect!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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