Charlie’s Beef and Zucchini Dish

From Weight Watchers’ “In Season”

5 servings – 7 points


1 lb. extra lean ground beef

Cooking spray

3 cups diced zucchini (about 3 small)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce

1 cup (4 ozs.) shredded reduced-fat-sharp cheddar cheese, divided

2 1/2 cups hot cooked rice


Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble.  Drain well in a colander.


Coat skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat.  Add zucchini and garlic; sauté 5 minutes.  Add beef, seasoning, and sauce; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add 2/3 cup cheese; stir until cheese melts.  Serve over rice.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese.