June 26, 2010

ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE



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3 tbsp. butter
1 c. diced celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. diced green pepper
1 lb. ground beef
1 (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 (6 oz.) cans water
1 c. canned tomatoes
1 tsp. salt
Dash of garlic powder
1 tbsp. sweet basil
Pepper to taste
3 c. cooked, cubed zucchini
Seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 lb. Swiss cheese, sliced
Grated Parmesan cheese


Melt butter in large skillet; saute celery, onion and green pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. Brown ground beef. Drain fat. Dilute tomato paste with the water and add to beef. Add tomatoes, salt, seasonings and sauteed vegetables. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add cooked squash and simmer for 10 minutes. Place mixture in 2 quart casserole dish., Place heavy layer of seasoned bread crumbs on top of mixture. Lay Swiss cheese over the top of the crumbs. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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