Kabak Kalye (Zucchini With Ground Meat)


  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or lamb
  • Dash cayenne
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped


Serves 4-5

Peel and cut each zucchini crosswise into 4 or more pieces. Cook in 3 cups boiling, salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and place in one layer in a shallow cooking pan. Saute meat and onions in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and green peppers and saute for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and spread over the zucchini. Place dill and mint on top, add salt, black pepper and cayenne. Add broth. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes. Serve hot with egg noodles.

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