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Aztec-Style Zucchini Beef Casserole
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Aztec-Style Zucchini Beef Casserole

35 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
25 Min(s) Cook
Make this Aztec-Style Zucchini Beef Casserole for a twist on tamale pie. This zucchini beef casserole is layered with meat, vegetables and cheese.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/4 KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1-1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
2 small zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch thick lengthwise slices
1-1/2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
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Let's Make It
1
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mix barbecue sauce and pepper in small bowl; set aside. Brown meat with onions and garlic in large skillet on medium-high heat 8 to 10 min., stirring occasionally. Drain. Add corn and barbecue sauce mixture; mix well.
2
Reserve 5 zucchini slices; set aside. Arrange half of the remaining zucchini in single layer on bottom and side of 2-qt. casserole dish. Layer with half of the meat mixture, 1 cup of the cheese, remaining zucchini and remaining meat mixture. Top with reserved 5 zucchini slices and remaining cheese. Cover with foil.
3
Bake 20 min. Remove foil. Bake an additional 5 min. until casserole is heated through and cheese is melted.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute 1 tsp. chipotle or ancho powder for the crushed red pepper.
Tip 3
How to Cut Lengthwise Zucchini Slices
For easy 1/8-inch thick lengthwise zucchini slices, run vegetable peeler the length of the zucchini.
Nutrition
Calories
260
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
14%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
5%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 27g
54%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
2%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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