Warm up yer bones with this Mexican twist on a comfort food favorite!
Layers of rice, taco meat, and pure scrumptiousness come together all snappy like in this easy dish.
Here's how it works. Autumn creeps up all colorful and fun like. Then one day you wake up and it's the bitter dregs of winter. You're cold to the marrow and not a thing can comfort you. Snuggies don't stand a chance. Running up the water bill and living in hot baths may be the only option.
At least, that's what you think until you nab yourself a copy of our tres perf recipe for this Mexi-Rice Bake
. Just enough spice to heat up yer gut, just enough heat to warm body and soul.
Winter. It's a good thing. But don't try to survive without Mexi-Rice Bake. The end.
Wanna make this incredibly delicious comfort-food bake? It's easier than you think and makes a pan full. So one night of cooking will feed a whole room, or a single body until the groundhog saves us from this chilly weather sometime mid-February!
Just nab the snazzy lineup of ingredients. Don't have it all in your pantry? Grab your heavy faux-fur coat and hit the grocers. It's worth braving the elements to get this in your belly.
The recipe starts easylicious. Just saute ground beef and toss in some of those impeccably perfect Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes. No substitutions. Muir Glen just consistently rocks it out, so we can't be dissin'.
Toss some Old El Paso Taco Seasoning into the mix. Choose your fave flavor -- there's, like, 82 options from mild to spicy. And of the packets will work.
In a second bowl, mixey mixey 2 cups of white rice with confetti-colored black beans, corn, and green chilis. Toss in some sour cream and prepare to get hangry for dinner.
Now for the layering! Simply toss half of the rice mixture onto the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan. Pat it down with a spoon to make it look nifty.
Add a layer of the tomato-ground beef mixture. Then more rice. Then the rest of the tomato mixture.
Sprinkle some cheese on top. Embrace the sprinkling. Do it with fervor. It makes a difference when you do things with fervor. Don't ask us how we know. We just do.
Place your baking dish in the oven and set the timer. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock. Ding!
Throw off your woolen socks, toss aside your snowman sweater. Grab a spoon. This hot dish is all you'll need to stay warmy and smarmy this winter. Well, that and the occasional hot buttered rum. But, let's keep it simple tonight.
Warm Up with Hot Dishes
Nothing beats a hot dinner on a cold night. Try some of our favorites:Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!