Stuffed Eight Ball Zucchini

Stuffed Eight Ball Zucchini |

8 ball zucchinis stuffed with ground beef, bulgur, herbs and spices.


  • 6 eight ball zucchinis
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 cup water
  • 150g ground beef
  • 100g bulgur
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tbsp pepper or tomato paste
  • ½ tbsp extra pepper paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra)
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ bunch of parsley, chopped
  • ¼ bunch of fresh dill, chopped
  • a few fresh mint sprigs, chopped
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • cumin to taste
  • dried thyme to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. Cut the tops of zucchinis and peppers, but do not throw them away. Scoop out the insides of zucchini and remove the seeds of peppers. You can use the zucchini insides making zucchini fritters if you don’t want to waste them.
  2. Mix all ingredients and stuff zucchinis and peppers with this mixture. Do not overfill them, leave about ½ inch to their tops as bulgur will rise when cooked. Place stuffed vegetables into a pot.
  3. Loosen pepper paste in water and pour it on the stuffed veggies. Cook it over medium heat for about 40 minutes until they get soft enough.
  4. Drizzle them with 1 tbsp olive oil when cooked. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt.

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