Here’s one of my family favorite recipes if you’d like to include meat:
1. cook up a pound of ground hamburger, ground turkey, or a soy substitute.
2. Add several cloves of garlic and a half of an onion, and fry those up, too.
3. Toss in a little green pepper, perhaps a half cup of chopped walnuts, and grated hard cheese like parmesan.
4. You can either use a purchased bread crumb mix, or make your own like I do. I originally started making my own bread crumbs because I object to the added preservatives and chemicals in most brands at the store. Really, buying bread crumbs is highway robbery, a whole can of bread crumbs is probably 4 or 5 pieces of toast. And by making your own, you can choose the bread you prefer, know that you aren’t eating preservatives (check the label…almost all brands have preservatives!), and choose the amount of salt and herbs that’s best for you. I Cuisinart my favorite toast for fine grain and just hand crumble said toast for larger “crouton” type pieces. It’s not a bad idea to do both for this recipe.
5. I add celery if I have it, a little of Temecula Olive Oil’s oil; and a dash of hot sauce.
6. Toss everything back into your zuch halves and save what doesn’t fit for another night’s meal. There’s always too much to put back into the zuch, so I freeze what’s left and use it for a quick-to-prepare meal when I need it most.