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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


  • 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


  • 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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  • LKimK77
    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
    Mar 14, 2014

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

  • sgronholz
    Aug 14, 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
    Aug 3, 2013

    Tasty, the zucchini and mushrooms offer an unexpected flavor.

  • jrshimek
    Jul 27, 2012

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

  • acooley1
    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
    Mar 1, 2010

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

  • jkcb304
    Oct 8, 2009

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  • Thelma M T
    Sep 4, 2009

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  • b11b11
    Sep 1, 2009

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