3 medium potatoes, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
3 celery ribs, sliced
2 cups cut fresh or frozen cut green beans
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a 3-qt. casserole, layer half of the potatoes, carrots, celery, green beans and onion. Crumble half of the uncooked beef over vegetables. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each of thyme, salt and pepper. Repeat layers.
Top with tomatoes. Cover and bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake about 1 hour longer or until vegetables are tender and meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
1 serving: 326 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein.