Cowboy Hash...another zucchini recipe

I know what you are thinking...yet another zucchini recipe. But I promise, this is it. I will move on towards yummy fall foods soon. My garden is at the end of the growing season so I am using up the rest of what we have. This recipe is a one dish meal, and can even be made earlier in the day when your kids are napping. (Your kids still nap? Lucky you. My kids each stopped napping at age 2). But I digress. Let's get cooking!

Cowboy Hash
recipe from Blissfully Content
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning -or- 1 {1 1/4 oz.} pkg. taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup frozen corn
1 {14.5oz} can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:In a large oven safe skillet, brown beef and onion. Drain any excess grease if necessary. Stir in remaining ingredients, except rice and cheese. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. If you are not cooking this now, cool completely and cover and put in fridge (or cover and freeze) for later.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grate 1 cup (or more) of your favorite cheddar cheese (we like Cabot).
Fluff the mixture. If your skillet does not have an oven safe handle, you can cover it with aluminum foil -or- you can transfer the mixture to an oven safe dish.
Top with the cheese and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Serve right out of the skillet for a hearty one dish dinner.
Enjoy with a salad and homemade bread. We had ours with Farmhouse White Bread I had made earlier in the day.

This is an easy tasty meal, full of flavor. Check out Julia's other recipes at Blissfully Content, a blog about Living Simply with a Thankful Heart. She lives on a farm with some beautiful gardens, cute puppies and shares tutorials for DIY projects, like this Mason jar soap dispenser.


  1. This would be a good burrito filling! You could even freeze it the burritos! Zucchini is also great in chili.


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