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Zippy Beef Bake

"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.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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