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Kousa Mahshi – Stuffed Zucchini

Yields-13 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins


 1 kg Small zucchini
 ½ kg Minced meat
 2 Onions
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Black pepper
 1 tbsp Tomato paste
 2 cups Chicken stock (or water mixed with Beit Sitti stock mix and an onion)
 1 tsp Cinnamon
 1 tsp Mixed spice
 ½ tsp Dried ground mint

Wash zucchini and remove the stems


Use the corer to empty out the flesh as much as you can. Do this by twisting the Zucchini as you insert the corer and slowly try to get the corer to reach the bottom (try not to puncture the zucchini)


Wash 2 cups of rice and soak in warm water for 20minutes. Drain the rice and add 350gms of ground beef/lamb


Add 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon mixed spice ½ teaspoon black pepper 1tspn cinnamon and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and mix well.


stuff the zucchini with the rice mixture and leave ½ cm empty at the top


You can stuff the eggplants and peppers as well


in a separate pot tomato sauce by adding tomato paste to water


drop the zucchini pepper and eggplant into the tomato sauce and leave to cook for another 20 minutes on low heat


add ½tspn dried mint and Enjoy,

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