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Picadillo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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The recipes with vegetables do not always have to be classic, that's why we prepare this recipe of Picadillo stuffed zucchini boats that you can serve with queso fresco and give it a spicy touch.

This Mexican dish is filled with the traditional picadillo, made with carrot, peas and a tomato sauce. A great tip for this easy recipe is that you put the zucchini in cold water with ice to stop cooking process and have a brighter color.
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4 portions
  • enough Water
  • enough salt
  • 4 pumpkins, Italian
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/4 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vegetal oil
  • 1/2 onions, finely chopped
  • 500 grams ground beef, beef
  • 1/4 cups mashed tomatoes
  • 1 cup potato, in cubes
  • 1 cup carrot, in cubes
  • 1 cup pea
  • 2 leaves bay (laurel)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • enough salt and pepper
  • enough fresh cheese, crumbled, to decorate
  • enough fresh coriander, to decorate


In a pot with boiling water, add the salt and zucchini, cook for 10 minutes. Remove and cool immediately.
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and with a spoon, remove the pulp taking care not to break them. Set aside.
For the picadillo, blend the tomato with the onion and garlic.
Heat a skillet over medium heat with the oil and cook the onion, add the meat and continue cooking until it changes color. Add the tomato puree, the blender preparation and cook for a couple more minutes.
Add vegetables, spices and cook about 20 minutes once you bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let the liquid reduce almost completely.
On a board, fill the zucchini with the picadillo, serve and decorate with queso fresco nd cilantro.


Garnish with cilantro and fresh cheese.


Cook your zucchini and when they are soft, put them in cold water with ice to stop cooking process have a brighter color.

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Ratings (4)
Roberto Márquez Alejo
16/03/2020 19:12:12
Fácil, rico y rápido.
26/12/2019 18:56:47
Muy bonita presentación
Guadalupe Peralta Hernández
29/09/2019 21:18:55
La hice y me gustó mucho!
Martha Guerra
08/07/2019 15:01:55
Las prepararme se ven deliciosas

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