Summer simple at its finest.
- 3 whole tomatoes thin sliced
- 1 whole onion quartered and thin sliced
- 1 whole large zucchini thin sliced, or 2 medium
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 whole jalapeno thin sliced, with or without seeds
- 1 pound hamburger
- 1.5 tablespoons butter or ghee I prefer Kerrygold butter
- 1 tablespoon Primal Palate Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast optional
- salt and pepper to taste
Thin slice the zucchini, lay out on clean dry dish towel and generously salt. This will help sweat out some of the moisture in the zucchini. While preparing the rest of the meal, periodically pat away the “sweat” with another clean towel. (This will help prevent the zucchini from leaching out too much moisture and diluting the flavor of the rest of the dish).
Add the crushed garlic and ½ teaspoon of Primal Palate Garlic and Herb seasoning when hamburger is mostly browned. Fry hamburger until all the grease has be evaporated or reabsorbed.
To assemble- make a single layer of zucchini on bottom of a baking dish, then continue with single layers of onion, tomatoes, hamburger, and the optional jalapeno.
Place the small pieces of butter throughout the top of the layers and sprinkle the seasoning as desired. Adding nutritional yeast adds a bit more dynamic flavor, however it is optional.
Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove foil and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
I tried different types of casserole dishes. A 9x13 dish works great; also did 2 smaller dishes and had similar results with cooking times. Adjust cook times for desired doneness.