• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 2 hr
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    INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked, remove from pan and drain to remove any fat. 2. 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 30-40 minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick. 3. Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8" thick slices, 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. 4. 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. 5. Preheat oven to 375°. 6. In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well. 7. In a 9x12 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, ending with the remaining zucchini and sauce. 8. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes, then uncover and bake 20 minutes more (to dry up the sauce). 9. Sprinkle on the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and bake until melted, 10 minutes. 10. Let stand about 5 - 10 minutes before serving.

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1/2 large onion (chopped)
    • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
    • black pepper (to taste)
    • 3 medium (8 ounces each zucchini, sliced 1/8" thick)
    • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta
    • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
    • 1 large egg
    • 16 oz 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
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