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Nutty Cheese Beef Crudites

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Ingredients
  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)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  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
Directions

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

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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