2 12 lbs zucchini
14 cup lean ground meat
1 cup rice
4 medium peeled chopped seeded tomatoes
16 ounces tomato sauce
Clean the zucchini. Cut one end and make a hole through the zucchini, leaving 1/4 inch at the end, taking all the seeds from inside. Mix meat, rinsed and drained rice, dash of salt, pepper and cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions. Stuff the zucchini with the meat mixture. Fry them with 2 tablespoons shortening till lightly brown. Add tomato, chopped and sauce, and more water just till covered. Let boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and let cook till done, about 30 minutes. If some of the stuffing is left, add it to the sauce before cooking. Serve with pita bread. From "One Thousand And One Delights" by Nahda Salah. available through International Promoters of Art Inc.