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Zippy Beef Bake Recipe

Zippy Beef Bake Recipe

"With its south-of-the-border flavor, this hearty one-dish meal is a family favorite," says Gay Kelley of Tucson, Arizona. "In fact, we like it so much we have it about once a week!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the butter, zucchini, mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Drain. Stir in the chili powder, salt and garlic powder. Add the rice, chilies, sour cream and half of the cheese.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 each: 462 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 944mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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LKimK77 User ID: 4952226 53136
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Love this recipe !! I use yellow, green, and mexican squash in this. Love it with a wild rice mix also, if you want more spice use hot chilis & papper jack cheese. The left overs re-heat wonderful."

bell5429 User ID: 7427943 63380
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"I like this dish a lot. Any thing with green chillis in it is for me."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 52297
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013 Edited Nov. 18, 2013

"My husband and I really enjoyed this casserole. I'll definitely be making it again and will be sharing the recipe with my zucchini-loving friends!"

alicecooper User ID: 3445432 82649
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Tasty, the zucchini and mushrooms offer an unexpected flavor."

jrshimek User ID: 3796423 55252
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"This is a favorite recipe. I go back to it regularly and there's never any leftovers!"

acooley1 User ID: 62623 23685
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Made this last night for supper and hubby really loved it. I liked the texture better before I put it in the oven to bake- the sour cream was all sucked up by the rice by the time it came out and the creamy texture wasn't there. However, I have to say we both liked it and hubby has already said, "I hope you'll make this again cause I really liked it.""

villanova User ID: 2025045 62989
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Very good, but a little bland. I might add some more spice to it next time."

b11b11 User ID: 4020557 23964
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"Love this receipe my husband wants me to double for this weekend, great taste, yummy with zucchini from out garden."

sarahrocks66 User ID: 2983570 47956
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I made this recipe with yellow squash rather than zucchini.  I also omitted the chilis and used a slightly spicy Jambalaya Rice Mix for the rice.  I used plain cheddar cheese as well.  I also used ground turkey.  This dish seems very versitile as I substituted a lot of the ingrdients to fit my pantry."

sarahrocks66 User ID: 2983570 22714
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"Does anyone know if the zucchini could be substituted with yellow squash?"

fancyfree2 User ID: 3478594 82609
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"This meal was a hit with my kids.It was fairly easy to make.My hubby thouroughly enjoyed it.."

htrimnal User ID: 2173940 82397
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"I found this recipe to be easy to prepare, but a little bland. If I make it again, I'll probably substitute tomatoes and/or tomato sauce for the sour cream."

dleblanc2 User ID: 3233211 22713
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

"I just made this meal and I will make it again - very easy and quick. I changed it up just a bit though...I used ground chicken instead of beef and omitted the chili powder and chopped chilies as my house doesn't like a lot of spice. Still very tasty without the "zippy" factor."

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 22688
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I had just picked 4 nice zucchini and was looking for a new recipe - boy, did this fill the bill! so tasty and love the flavor! definately will be made again - family raved over it.

thanks for sharing"

vallas User ID: 3762943 202742
Reviewed May. 16, 2009

"This is one of the best recipes that anyone could make.Great flavor!"

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