This is a very hearty, thick meat sauce. I had an 8 oz can of tomato sauce so used the whole thing rather than have 2 oz left over. I also used 1 tsp Better than Bouillon concentrate for the bouillon cube. Otherwise followed the recipe except I added a step - I grated the zucchini as suggested but then put it in a colander with 1/2 tsp kosher salt and let it drain (after squeezing gently, I had about 1/3 cup liquid! I discarded the liquid.) Served over linguine with a sprinkle of Parmesan. Garlic bread would be an excellent accompaniment (will have to get some to go with the leftovers!) I will say that this probably serves more like 5-6 (not 3-4), at least in my house. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest! ~Aug 17, 2001. UPDATE: Had to add that I cooked some orecchiette to go with the leftovers and I found it easier to eat as the shape of the pasta held the meat sauce better. Also topped with sharp cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan and it was ooey gooey yummy! Served with garlic bread this time too! :) Thanks again!
A very good meat spaghetti sauce with shredded zucchini. We liked the flavor of the combination of the meat, tomato sauce, salsa, cumin and chili powder. I also added chopped garlic and served over spaghetti, garlic bread with butter and parsley and a toss salad. Good luck in the contest Chef.
This was a very nice recipe. I used grated zucchini and added 1 clove of minced garlic. I really liked how quick and easy this was to make. Good luck in the contest.
Good use of competition ingredients. My family was a little mixed on this dish. They smelt Mexican cooking and thought they were being served Italian. I used grated zucchini for this recipe and super lean minced beef for a very healthy dinner. This was an easy dish to prepare. Photo also to be posted. Good luck in the Dining on A $ competition