Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

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Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole
Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

Yield: Serves 6

Mexican Squash and Ground Beef Casserole

A simple yet delicious combination of yellow squash, ground beef, and Mexican spices.

Ingredients

  • • 1lb ground beef
  • • 1 tablespoon oil
  • • 3 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • • 1 small onion, sliced
  • • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained (OR 1 pint fresh tomato, diced and 1/2 cup water)
  • • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • • salt and pepper
  • • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Instructions

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Mix in the squash, onion and garlic and sauté until tender.

Add the ground beef and tomatoes (and water if fresh tomatoes are used) into the skillet. Season with chilli powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Turn mixture into an ovenproof casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake in 400°F oven for 15 minutes.

Courtesy of http://www.food.com/recipe/mexican-squash-and-ground-beef-casserole-136990