Simple Recipes – Ground Beef with Zucchini

ground-beef-with-zucchini4 adult servings, 8 toddler servings

The inspiration for this recipe came from the March 2009 issue of Family Fun magazine. We tried it over the weekend with minor changes.


  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 3 medium size zucchini, peeled cut into small pieces
  3. 2 medium ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  4. 3/4 cup diced red or green bell pepper
  5. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  8. 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  9. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1/2 tsp curry powder
  11. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  12. Salt and pepper to taste


Saute onions in a large frying pan over medium heat until golden brown. Stir in the garlic and saute a few more minutes. Add the meat, curry powder, salt and pepper to the mix and continue to saute until the meat loses its pink color, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, red (or green) pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and corn kernels. Cook covered on low heat for another 10 – 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and remove from heat and let it sit covered for another 5 minutes. Serve over Basmati rice or angel hair pasta.