|Fresh out of the oven. MMMMM!|
The recipe was easy to make. It took a little time between the browning of the meat then the simmering for 30 min and the 40 min bake time. The good thing is a lot of this was time you didn't need to stand in the kitchen. That's much better than the chicken enchiladas I make where I am literally working in the kitchen for 1.5 hours.
The taste and flavor was good. My husband said he expected the croutons to be crispy and would prefer there to be crunch in the recipe- that didn't stop him from having seconds though! I felt the recipe was great. You get to sneak in more vegetables in a tasty way. Coming from a down home style family, I'm used to only eating my zucchini fried but I must say this was a great way to get in zucchini in a better way.
This meal is most budget friendly in the summer when zucchini is on sale. My zucchini was $0.99. The ground beef was from a mega sale a few weeks ago. If you wanted to go healthier and cheaper, use ground turkey which can be found for $1.99 to $3.49 a pound depending on where you shop. If you get ground turkey frozen in the plastic wrap it's $1.99 usually. The canned tomatoes I used were $0.89.