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Taco Rice Casserole

taco rice casserole Entree Mexican
Taco Rice Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8

You’re hungry, you’re tired and you just want to get dinner on the table without stressing out. Say hello to your newest pantry-friendly dinner fix: the taco rice casserole. Made with affordable ingredients, this easy classic is perfect for a weeknight when you just can’t. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 9, 2020

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked white rice
1
pound ground beef
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1
cup Old El Paso™ taco sauce
1
chicken bouillon cube
1
cup cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese, shredded
Corn chips for topping
Cilantro, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spray a 9x9 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook rice as directed on package. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain, then add salsa, taco sauce and chicken bouillon cube. Mix well and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • 3
    In baking dish, layer half of rice, half of beef mixture and half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers.
  • 4
    Bake for 20-25 minutes until casserole is hot throughout and cheese is melted on top. Top with corn chips just before serving and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Save time by using microwavable, steam-in-the-bag rice.
  • Craving some veggies in your dinner? Sauté onions and bell peppers in a skillet until tender, then add them to the casserole in between the first beef layer and cheese layer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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