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roasted vegetable stuffed zucchini
  1. 6 medium zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise (2 pounds)
  2. 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  3. 1 jar (7 ounces) The Gracious Gourmet Roasted
  4. Vegetable Tapenade
  5. 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  6. 1 egg, beaten
  7. 1 tablespoon Panko (Japanese style) bread crumbs
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. With a small spoon, scoop out insides of zucchini and dice. Set aside the cored halves.
  1. Combine ground beef and diced zucchini in large skillet.
  2. Cook over medium heat until meat is cooked through. Turn off heat.
  3. Stir in Roasted Vegetable Tapenade, 3/4 cup of the parmesan cheese, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Fill the zucchini with the meat mixture.
  5. Place zucchini in extra-large baking pan; fill pan with 1/4-inch boiling water.
  6. Bake at 375°F., 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese during last 10 minutes.
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