Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great one-dish meal that gives you something different to do with that ground beef defrosting in your fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef, celery & onion until beef is brown & veggies are tender (drain fat).
  3. Trim the ends from the zucchini & cut it in half lengthwise then slice crosswise. You can use any veggie(s) really, I like this with grilled peppers myself.
  4. In a 13x9x2 inch baking dish combine meat mixture, rice, zucchini, tomatoes, milk, mushrooms, soup mix, basil & pepper (I tend to add chili powder too). Mix well.
  5. Bake, covered, at 375 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
  6. You may add the shredded cheddar during the last few minutes of cooking or use as a topping before serving.
  7. Stir before serving.