Zucchini Beef Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Yum! Quick and tasty. Made plenty for leftovers!
I found that I had to add a little more water to cook the rice adequately. When the directions said to bring to a boil, there was not enough liquid in the pan to boil.
I made it with Jimmy Dean Italian sausage rather than ground beef. I also substituted a can of mild Rotel for the chopped tomatoes and I added 1/2 tsp. ground roasted fennel seeds. After cooking the sausage, I added the vegetables and seasonings, brought it to a boil, covered and cooked it for 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Instead of the water, I didn't drain the Rotel; so that liquid plus that added by cooking the zucchini and Rotel made enough liquid for the rice. Finally, I added the rice, covered and cooked it another 10 minutes on medium-low. The combination of the chili powder and ground roasted fennel seeds makes an incredibly great tasting dish.
I followed the recipe except I omitted the cheese and substituted 2 cups of cauliflower rice for the regular rice and - voila! - a lo-carb dish!. The calories were halved,too - an added bonus to such a delicious dish! Definite keeper! Thanks, Taste of Home!
I fixed this for dinner. It was good. I substituted yellow squash for zucchini, I liked it. My zucchini was spoiled. I also used yellow rice instead of white. My sister who lives with me had 2 servings.
I decided to incorporate pasta after reading some suggestions. I cooked it first, then the ground beef. Setting them aside I cooked the zucchini, then lots of garlic cloves. My honey wanted corn so I tossed in a can of Trader Joes which is sweet and crunchy. Others suggested more sauce and that appealed to me so I used Italian stlye tomato sauce and paste. After tossing it all in a large frypan (love one-pot cooking) I let it simmer to set the flavors. It's a very good tasty recioe and my wife says its a hit.
Your instructions need revision. I cooked ground beef, drained and removed from skillet. Had I left in, it would have been overcooked and dry. I cooked onions separately and then added other ingredients. Zucchini, no matter how thin it’s sliced needs time to cook. I added ground beef after zucchini was al dente butnext time I would add Instant rice later. I will make again but change the instructions and add more spice.
i enjoyed this. I made it largely as is, but subbed for what I had on hand. I used ground turkey for beef (I usually do), frozen beggies fo one of the zucchini, and canned diecd tomatoes w/green chili for the fresh tomatoes. i omitted the water since I used the juice from the can. I also tried a little cajun seasoning but I was worried about the saltiness, so I also added curry powder and that was great. I put the cheese on top as directed and that tasted better than I thought. I usually don't use cheese in savory dishes, but it turned out quick
Since Instant Pot and similar devices are so prevalent please add or modify changes needed of the iPot.
Super quick and easy. Family liked it. I did add the Cajun seasoning as suggested by other commenters. I also had to add more water.