I believe these zucchini stuffed with minced beef, onions, and toasted pine nuts simmered in a rich tomato sauce will quickly become one of your favorite dishes. Serve them over couscous, or bulgur pilaf, and one of your favorite salads.
For the Filling
2tablespoonstoasted pine nuts
1tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil
½poundground beef (80%)
1½cups diced yellow onion (½inch)
¼teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
(You can substituteground lamb or ground chicken for the beef.)
You can prepare this dish up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate. The flavors continue to develop as it marinates in the rich tomato sauce. Serve as directed.