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Ground Beef with Zucchini and Poblano Peppers

Ground Beef with Zucchini and Poblano Peppers

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Ground Beef with Zucchini and Poblano Peppers Sauté – Creating recipes from various things growing in the garden is one of my favorite things to do. It’s like playing Chopped at home, minus the hard to cook meats and ingredients most people have never heard of. Right now, it’s full of peppers and zucchini.

You don’t have to have a garden to make it though, any farmers market or grocery store will have everything you need. The vegetables all pair together well and the cotija cheese gives it a salty, umami flavor. It’s a perfect summer dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium sized poblano peppers, diced
  • 2-3 zucchini, depending on size, diced
  • ¼ bunch cilantro
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • ½ cup of cotija cheese

Directions:

Dice all of your vegetables. I had forgotten zucchini tucked away in my garden, which is why I am only using 1. Push the vegetables aside and make your meat.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan and heat up. Place the ground beef, garlic, minced onion and 1 tsp salt in the pan. Cook until the meat is brown and getting slightly crispy. It will add texture to the dish.

Spoon out the meat onto a plate and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and bring to medium heat. Add the poblanos, zucchini and shallot. Season with remaining teaspoon of salt and pepper. Sauté 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft but not mushy. Stir in cilantro and ground beef.

When you serve each plate, top with a sprinkle (approximately 2 tablespoons) cotija cheese.

Beef Zucchini and Poblano Sauté

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Beef, Zucchini and Poblano Sauté

Beef, Zucchini and Poblano Sauté

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium sized poblano peppers, diced
  • 2-3 zucchini, depending on size, diced
  • ¼ bunch cilantro
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • ½ cup of cotija cheese

Instructions

Dice all of your vegetables.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan and heat up. Place the ground beef, garlic, minced onion and 1 tsp salt in the pan. Cook until the meat is brown and getting slightly crispy. It will add texture to the dish.

Spoon out the meat onto a plate and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and bring to medium heat. Add the poblanos, zucchini and shallot.

Season with remaining teaspoon of salt and pepper. Sauté 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft but not mushy. Stir in cilantro and ground beef.

When you serve each plate, top with a sprinkle (approximately 2 tablespoons) cotija cheese.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 1485mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 36g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Jane

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

This makes an excellent stuffed-pepper "stuffing". Thanks!

tinatsai

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

That's an excellent idea! Thank you for that!

Donny

Sunday 9th of August 2020

I've always wondered what to do with poblanos. Love that this is so fast and easy!

Sunrita | Spiceitupp

Friday 7th of August 2020

Perfect recipe for busy weeknights! Thanks

Jean Choi

Monday 3rd of August 2020

I never know what to do with poblano peppers, but this sounds amazing. I'll be trying this out!

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