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Mexican-style stuffed zucchini

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  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free

Want to surprise the family with an innovative dinner tonight? Look no further than these zucchini stuffed with Mexican flavours.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Eight Mexican style stuffed zucchini shells with tomato and coriander


  • 4 large zucchini, halved lengthways
  • 250g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef 3 Star Mince
  • 1 1/2 tbs Mexican seasoning
  • 400g can kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (60g) shredded tasty cheddar
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Use a small spoon to remove the flesh from the centre of the zucchini, leaving a 5mm-thick shell. Finely chop the flesh and reserve in a bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spray zucchini shells with olive oil spray and place cut-side down on the lined tray. Cover with foil. Bake for 15 mins or until just tender.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over high heat. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until the mince changes colour. Add the reserved zucchini flesh, Mexican seasoning, kidney beans and tomato. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 mins or until the sauce thickens slightly. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Turn the zucchini shells cut-side up. Spoon mince mixture into each shell and sprinkle with cheddar. Bake for 10 mins or until cheddar melts and is golden brown. Sprinkle with tomato and coriander to serve.

Recipe tip

For a meat-free twist, you can swap the beef mince for a can of rinsed, drained lentils.