Hi ya’ll. I don’t know if anyone is reading my posts … I hope so.
Today I’m going to share my recipe for Stuffed Cucumbers. My husband doesn’t like cucumber but he loves this. This is my own recipe I came up with. The recipe is at the end.
4 – 6 Cucumbers (Depending on size. If they’re small add more.)
½ C. Onion – finely chopped
1 TBLS Garlic – minced
1/3 C. Green Bell Pepper – finely chopped
½ C. red, yellow & orange peppers – finely chopped (optional)
1 fresh Basil leaf – finely chopped (optional)
1 ½ Lbs. Ground Sirloin
1 ½ C. cooked rice
Shredded Cheese (your choice of cheese. I used cheddar and mozzarella)
In an 8 Qt. cast iron pot or a magnalite roasterette pot, add a tbls of oil or spray with cooking spray
and brown ground sirloin. Once the meat is browned, remove from pot and set aside.
In a small cast iron skillet, sauté the onions, garlic and peppers, slowly so they won’t burn. When they
are almost done, add chopped basil leaf.
While vegetables are slowly sautéing, slice cucumbers in half lengthways. Remove seeds and discard
(unless you want to keep them & dry them out to plant). Once seeds are removed, scrape
cucumber pulp with a tablespoon into a bowl (this gets pretty messy) being very careful not
to tear or rip the cucumber shell. After all the pulp is scraped, put it into the pot the meat was
Cook the pulp until it’s almost clear on a med burner. Add meat and vegetables, mix together. Put
burner on med-low. If mixture is too dry add water or beef broth to mixture. Add cooked rice.
Stir everything together until it’s evenly mixed.
Lay cucumber shells in a pan (I line a cooked sheet with aluminum foil to lay them on. Makes for
an easy clean-up). Spoon the mixture into the cucumber shells. Top with shredded cheese
and bake in a 400° oven until cheese is melted and starting to turn brown.
Remove from oven and serve.
If you try my recipe, please let me know if you liked it.