Ground Beef Zucchini Skillet

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
3 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. dried basil or 1 ½ tsp. fresh basil
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1¼ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Directions: In a skillet, over medium heat, brown ground beef; skim off excess fat. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook 20-25 minutes until vegetables softened and mixture begins to simmer. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Serves 6. Per serving: 170 calories, 5 g fat,
23 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,
780 mg sodium.

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