Nutty Cheese Beef Crudites
|Ground beef||1⁄2 Pound|
|Chopped walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Neufchatel cheese||3 Ounce, softened|
|Chopped green onions with tops||3 Tablespoon (Finely Chopped)|
|Vegetable pieces||24 (Mix Of Zucchini, Cucumber Or Jicama Slices; Red, Green Or Yellow Bell Pepper, Cut Into 1 1/2 Inch Squares; Or Pea Pods, Blanched And Split)|
|Sliced green onions with top||1 Tablespoon|
Place walnuts in 1-cup microwave-safe glass measure.
Microwave at High 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after 2 minutes.
Break up ground beef with a fork; place in microwave-safe sieve or colander.
Place sieve in microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave at High 2 1/2 minutes.
Pour off drippings and place beef in same bowl.
Stir in Neufchatel cheese, chopped green onions, walnuts, salt and pepper.
Microwave at High 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
Top or fill desired vegetable pieces with one rounded teaspoon of meat mixture.
Garnish each appetizer with sliced green onion.
Microwave cooking time: 8 1/2 to 10 minutes