Italian Stir Fry

July 31, 2009

For lack of a better name, I call this “Italian Stir Fry” because of the preparation style being similar to that of a stir fry and the ingredients make it Italian. Whatever you call it, this is delicious. Like most of my recipes, I do not know exact measurements but I will do my best. You can add any number of things to this but I’ll share what I did. If you try any others veggies I’d love to hear it. Also, I used ground beef here but I want to try it with chicken as well. I think that would also be yummy. I served this over creamy caulifower and it made me think of an Italian version of a shepherd’s pie. I hope you enjoy.

1 lb of lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic (adjust to your liking)
1-2 Tbs. olive oil
2 medium zucchini chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Fresh Basil (about 6 leaves chopped)
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/3 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese

Brown your ground beef over medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Add a little salt and pepper at the point. ( I like to season as I go.) At this point, you could remove this mixture from the pan, but I like to push it to the edges. Then I add the olive oil and toss in the zucchini. To have the zucchini a little browned is the best. Once this happens, toss it around with the ground beef mixture. Add the heavy cream and cook for a couple of additional minutes, add the tomatoes and cook just until hot. Add a little more salt and pepper if needed as well as the basil and the cheese. Toss to melt the cheese. That’s it. This is so delicious. You will not believe how good it is. Try it over the cauliflower. You will not be disappointed.