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2tbspbeef broth(half for the meat, half for the sauce) fat free
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Lay the zucchini slices on a lined tray and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt. Let sit for 5 minutes then place on a hot grill. Sear each side for 2 minutes, remove and place back on the tray. Set aside.
Sauté the ground beef, 1 tbsp beef broth, 1/2 tsp salt and1/4 tsp black pepper. Break up the ground beef while stirring so there are no large clumps. Set aside.
Add 1 tbsp beef broth, minced garlic and onions to a small pan and sauté until the garlic begins to brown.
Add the canned tomatoes, basil, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt to the pan. Bring to a boil.
Boil for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thick. Remove from heat and puree. Should make about 1.5 cups of sauce.
Place 1.5 tbsp of sauce on the 16 grilled zucchini slices - then top each slice with 1 tbsp ground beef.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes, remove and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Eat while hot.
You do not need to grill the zucchini slices if you are looking to save time but it does add a nice extra flavor. Make a large batch of sauce and freeze in 1/4 cup portions. Remove from freezer and thaw whenever you need sauce 296 grams is about 1 1/2 medium sized zucchinis. You should be able to get about 16 slices of zucchini for the pizza bites.