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Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Check out this tasty Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole for a delicious and filling one-pan recipe to enjoy for an evening meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 7
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb lean or extra lean ground beef
  • 15 oz canned corn kernels rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning 2 tablespoons
  • 14 oz jar chunky salsa mild or medium
  • 1 cup minute rice uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cup shredded mexican cheese divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, cook white onion and garlic with olive oil over high heat until onions have softened and garlic is just starting to brown. Pour onion mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Using the same frying pan, cook ground beef over high heat. Break up beef into crumbles while baking. Be careful not to overcook, it shouldn’t be crispy.
  • Once the meat has thoroughly cooked, drain off a bit of the grease and then pour it into the baking dish.
  • Add corn, black beans, taco seasoning, salsa, uncooked Minute Rice, and 1 cup of shredded cheese to the baking dish and stir well to mix. Leave the remaining cheese for the top.
  • Pour chicken broth over ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and check that rice has softened. If not, place back into the oven for an additional 5 minutes and check again. If the rice has softened, remove all foil and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over top of casserole and bake (uncovered) for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 29gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1601mgPotassium: 754mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 979IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 5mg