Saturday, October 5, 2013

Zucchini Béchamel Recipe

Photo: Zucchini Béchamel Recipe

Cuisine: Lebanese
Category: Red Meat
Serves: 5 persons
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Cheap

Preparation time :     25 minutes
Cooking time :     45 minutes


10 medium zucchini or 1 kg, cut into round slices

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion or 150 g, chopped

350 g lean minced beef

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 medium tomato or 150 g, cut into round slices

for the béchamel sauce:

4 cups skimmed milk or 1 liter

1 sachet MAGGI® Béchamel Mix

¼ cup parmesan cheese or 30 g, grated


Boil zucchini in salty boiling water for 5-6 minutes or until zucchinis become tender. Pour in strainer, cool under water and set it aside in the strainer to be well strained.

Warm the olive oil in a large pan, sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add minced beef and cook for 4-5 minutes with constant stirring until it is cooked and brown in color. Season with spices. Remove from heat.

In a separate saucepan, mix the skimmed milk with the MAGGI® Béchamel Mix , bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.

Spoon some of the béchamel sauce into the bottom of an oven dish. Arrange half of the zucchini slices add the minced beef mixture on top then arrange the tomato slices and top with the other half of zucchini.

Pour the rest of the béchamel sauce on top of the dish and sprinkle the cheese over the béchamel sauce.

Bake in a 200°C preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until top becomes golden.

Cooking tips :     Grill tomato from both sides to add a grilled taste and to reduce the tomatoes’ water.

Nutritional Information

Energy :     387.00 Kcal
Protein :     26.00 g
Carbohydrate :     32.00 g
Fats :     17.00 g 

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