Beefy Now and Later


"This is a great recipe that i learned from my mom, that she learned from her mom. It's easy and very yummy. I hope you enjoy it like my family does!"
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1 h 10 m servings 679 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 679 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.4g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 971 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook zucchini in the boiling water until soft but not falling apart, 10 to 15 minutes; drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in the hot skillet until the ground beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add zucchini and chopped green chilies; cook and stir 1 minute more.
  4. Combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and egg in a large bowl; add ground beef mixture and cooked rice. Stir mixture until evenly mixed; pour into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the casserole.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is bubbling and the cheese is melted and slightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

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This was horrible. Texture made it inedible.

I loved this! It's very easy to make, and was delicious! It could use a little more flavor, maybe adding jalapenos instead of green chilies... but overall it was a hit with my family!

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