Vegetable Cornmeal Zucchini

posted by Nadine 08-10-98 8:48 AM

Cornmeal zucchini casserole

Make first:
1 c. cornmeal
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 onion, grated
1 c. water
1 T. parsley flakes

Second part:

4 c. sliced small zucchini
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 thinly sliced Italian sausage
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 c. finely diced onion
1 c. sliced black olives
1 c. tomato sauce
1 c. tomato paste
1 pk.dry spaghetti sauce mix
Parmesan cheese

Mix together in small bowl, cornmeal, salt, pepper, onion, water and parsley flakes. Add slowly to 1 3/4 c. boiling water.Cook, stirring until mixture comes to boil again. Then cook on very low heat until thick. (less than 10 minutes). Pour into buttered 8 x 8 pan, chill, then cut into 1 inch cubes.

Fry zucchini, ground beef, and sausage. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan cheese. Put squares of cornmeal in bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Put zucchini mixture over top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes.

When I do this I generally decide at the last minute to make it so I don't have time to set the cornmeal. I just make that layer and put into bottom of 9 x 13" pan and put zucchini mixture on top. I have also used 1-15oz can of tomato sauce instead of using the paste.

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