Zesty Beef and Bean Wedges

Zesty Beef and Bean Wedges

Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes

Zesty Beef and Bean Wedges1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) chili hot beans, drained
1 cup Southwestern-flavored cornbread stuffing mix
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded jalapeño pepper cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Lime wedges (optional)

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine ground beef, beans, stuffing mix, lime juice and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spread mixture evenly in 12-inch pizza pan.

Bake in 375°F oven 15 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until beef is not pink in center and juices show no pink color. Sprinkle with cheese; continue baking 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Sprinkle with green onions; cut into 8 wedges. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Cook's Tip: For milder flavor, substitute mild or medium-hot chili beans for chili hot beans. Recipe may be prepared in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; cut into 8 rectangles to serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 579 calories; 37 g protein; 48 g carbohydrate; 26 g fat; 651 mg sodium; 92 mg cholesterol; 5.7 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg vitamin B12; 5.0 mg iron; 6.3 mg zinc.

© National Cattlemen's Beef Association,
Cattlemen's Beef Board, and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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