- 1 lb Ground Beef 93% Lean
- 1½ tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- ½ Onion
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes Canned
- 2 tbsp Chopped Basil
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground
- 3 3 Zucchini Whole
- 1½ cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
- ¼ cup Parmigiano Reggiano Grated
- 1 Large Egg
- 4 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded
- In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat.
- Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for at least 30-40minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.
- Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8" thick slices, add lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.
- Preheat a gas grill or grill pan to medium high, and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Place on paper towels to soak any excess moisture.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well.
- In a 9×12 casserole spread 1/2 cup of sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Spread 1/2 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all your ingredients are used up. The last layer top with remaining zucchini and sauce, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover the foil and bake 20 minutes (to dry up the sauce) then place the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and bake until melted, 10 minutes.
- Let stand about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories275
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7g 35%
- Cholesterol 84mg 29%
- Sodium 648mg 27%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
- Sugars 5g
- Protein 26g 52%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.