Stuffed Cucumbers

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 lb ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can or jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 4 slices of Provolone or Swiss cheese (or use enough crumbled blue cheese to cover)

Peel cucumbers and cut in half, lengthwise. Scrape away seeds with a spoon. Mix meat, breadcrumbs, garlic and egg. Fill cucumber "boats" with this mixture. Place in microwave dish and pour tomato sauce over the stuffed cucumbers. Cover each with a slice of cheese. (Select cheese according to desired degree of tangyness. If sauce already contains Parmesan cheese you may wish to omit the cheese.) Cover dish, and microwave on 80% power for five minutes. Turn dish 1/2 turn and repeat. Test cucumbers with a fork fore doneness. If they appear too hard, cook another 5 minutes on 80%.