Zucchini Beef Bake

Zucchini Beef Bake

"Zucchini is a favorite vegetable for cooks because it can be used in countless ways. Here it teams up with ground beef, rice and cheese for a pretty, palate-pleasing meal.-- Christy Saniga, Tacoma, Washington"
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45 m servings
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  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the zucchini. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or just until tender. Drain and immediately place zucchini in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, egg, oregano, basil and salt.
  3. Arrange half of the zucchini in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with meat mixture. Arrange remaining zucchini over top; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

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This was a pretty simple, tasty casserole dish. I made a couple changes when I made it. 1. I used some yellow squash in addition to the zucchini (I didn't buy quite enough zucchini at the stor...

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It was okay...I thought it had too much rice. Will probably cut it back next time I make it.

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This was a pretty simple, tasty casserole dish. I made a couple changes when I made it. 1. I used some yellow squash in addition to the zucchini (I didn't buy quite enough zucchini at the stor...

My husband and I really enjoyed this. I made a few small changes...doubled the garlic and cheese, and if you keep the layers of zucchini under the meat mixture, there is no need to precook it. ...

I made lots of changes based on what I had on hand, I apologize to those who like the review based on the recipe. Based on my changes, though, this was delicious!! I used 3-4 cloves of garlic w...

My Husband and I LOVED this dish! I cooked to the recipe the first few times I made it (subbing dried herbs for fresh) and then added diced tomatoes the next time, just to see if they would add ...

Made this tonight but used half uncooked rice and half quinoa so I added 2 cups of water and increased the cooking time. It was awesome!

It was okay...I thought it had too much rice. Will probably cut it back next time I make it.

This wasn't bad, but if I'm going to make a meat/rice/zucchini dish, I'll stick with "Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Casserole" from this site. Sausage seemed to be a better pairing than ground beef, ...

Excellent and super simple. I use ground turkey instead of the beef.

Our two adults didnt care for the recipe as written. I did utilize more than called for on the hamburger but otherwise adjusted everything and followed the recipe. We aren't big garlic fans an...

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