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Cheesy Chili Casserole

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Cheesy Chili Casserole
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Stir together meat, sautéed veggies, beans, and creamy jalapeño cheese flavors in this spirited skillet dish.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 1/2
cups water
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup water
1
can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup (4 oz) cubed Mexican prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers (from a loaf)
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips, as desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook rice as directed on package, using 2 1/2 cups water.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1/2 cup water, the tomatoes and beans; cook about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion and bell pepper are tender. Stir in cheese product until melted. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook 3 minutes longer.
  • 3 Just before serving, gently stir in cooked rice and cilantro. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, if desired. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Tips  

Try adding 1/2 teaspoon smoky paprika for additional flavor.

Feel free to use whatever canned beans you have on hand.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
25%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1490mg
62%
Potassium
990mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
(
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
32g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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