Zoodles with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce

Food for Thought:

This year, I decided to grow a little more vegetables in my garden and they are doing so well.  During my 8 day vacation my mom helped me water the garden every other day or so.  Well get this, when I came back I had a huge zucchini in my garden.  Never seen one this big before!  Usually I take the zucchini off when it looks like the zucchinis from the store.

We made 3 different meals with the zucchini.  See below to make this recipe: Zoodles with Ground Beef and Tomato Sauce.  Alternatively, here are some other ideas for zucchini recipes: grilling with light salt and olive oil, add to a stir fry, cut into thin slices for a dip.

Usually I like to make my own tomato sauce, but this time I decided to grab one from Trader Joes.  However if my garden will yield enough tomatoes, my next time making this or something similar I will use those tomatoes.  The tomato sauce we chose was the one and only Trader Joes: Trader Giotto’s Tomato Basil.


Shopping List:

  • 1-2 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped in squares
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Trader Giotto’s Tomato Basil 26 oz.
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • *grated parmesan cheese to taste

What is Needed:

  1. Spiralizer
  2. Nonstick Skillet
  3. Nonstick Pot

The Cooking Process:

  1. Chop onions and garlic finely.
  2. With a spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini.
  3. In a small frying pan add olive oil and onions. Turn on medium heat, cook onions until glazed. Add garlic for 1 minute.
  4. Add ground sirloin to the mix and cook on medium and mix until beef is cooked through.
  5. Add tomato basil sauce, bell pepper, bay leaves and 1 cup water, stir until mixed.
  6. Simmer tomato sauce while occasional stirring.
  7. Add olive oil to a pot with the zoodles, turn on heat to medium and stir occasionally.  If the zoodles get very watery, stir in the water with the sauce and keep cooking the zucchini until cooked.


To Serve:

In a bowl, add zucchini noodles (zoodles) to your liking.  Top zoodles with the ground sirloin beef tomato sauce.  Add grated parmesan to taste.



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