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Beef Stuffed Zucchini in Yoghurt

Beef Stuffed Zucchini in Yoghurt


  • 8 large zucchini
  • 1-2lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 cup water
  • 750g plain 3% yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch


Parallelize the steps with 2 pots by preparing the soup in one pot, and the zucchini and beef in the other.

  • Beef
    • Sautee onions in oil
    • Add ground beef, salt, pepper
  • Zucchini
    • Half and cut off stem and tip of zucchini
    • Core zucchini so that 5mm / 1/8 inch of flesh remains
    • (optional) Fry zucchini in oil to partially cook
    • Remove from pot to dry and cool
    • Once cool enough to hold, stuff insides with ground beef
  • Soup
    • Lightly blend 1 cup water, yoghurt, and corn starch
    • In large pot on high heat, add rice and 1 cup water
    • Once it starts to steam before boiling, turn down to medium heat
    • Add blended yoghurt mixture
    • Important! Stir with flat wooden spoon constantly for the lesser of 20 minutes or steam rising again
  • Combine
    • Place upright in the finished soup to maintain maximum ground beef in each zucchini when served

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