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Meaty Zucchini Stew

If you're going to a potluck with Phyllis Bertin of Thunder Bay, Ontario, make sure to taste a serving of her savory stew. Slices of zucchini are mixed with ground beef, pork sausage and a assortment of other vegetables to create this one-dish wonder.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 medium zucchini, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside.
  • Drain tomatoes, reserving the juice; set tomatoes aside. In the same pan, combine the peppers, celery, onion and reserved juice. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add the meat, tomatoes, zucchini, tomato juice and seasonings. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally. Garnish with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 175 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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