Syrian Koosa

Syrian Koosa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 106.1
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.6 mg
  • Sodium: 928.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    6 small zucchini
    1/2 pund groun beef
    1 minced onion
    2 teaspoons of salt
    6 oz. of canned tomato puree
    2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
    3 cups of water


Core washed Zucchini's and cut off ends. Save the insides and ends. Mix beef, rice, garlic, onion, and 1 tsp. of salt. Mix well and use to stuff zucchini. Make meatballs out of remaining meat mixture and place in a pot along with zucchini insides and ends. Add 1 tsp. salt, puree, lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until tender.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JACTORRX.

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 8/8/18

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  • Incredible!
    in Syria we cook really healthy food, but i make it in different way , we put Safflower with meat and rice ,( no lemon or onion), we use chopped dried mint and smashed garlic with tomato puree ,and its not only Zucchini we add eggplant,pumpkin,potatoes,green pepper we stuff them in the same way - 4/20/12

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  • my family is also Syrian they make it a little different, they omit the onion and lemon
    add 1/2t cinnamon and alspice &garlic cover w/ tom water cook a hr, sometimes use yellow long neck squash,they stand the sq.up in the pan, so the insides dont fall out.
    - 7/2/09

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