Here's one of those completely un-photogenic dishes! I had the hardest time taking a picture of this ugly stuff. It may be ugly, but it sure was tasty. I found the recipe in a ground beef recipe booklet I bought about a year ago. I'm one of those compulsive checkout line buyers. I see all the recipe booklets and go crazy. Do they have meeting for that? I have found lots of great recipes in those checkout line booklets though. I was flipping through the ground beef book last week and thought this recipe sounded great. We have small zucchini growing in the garden and I couldn't wait to try out a dish using it. Everyone really enjoyed this one. It was yummy and only $1.21 per serving.
ZUCCHINI MEAT SAUCE WITH PASTA
1/2 pound pasta of choice
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can garlic and herb spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small zucchini
Brown and drain beef and onion. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomatoes (undrained). Cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Meanwhile cook pasta. Slice zucchini. Add to beef mixture and cook until desired tenderness. I like mine with a little bite to them. Serve sauce over pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.