Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Bake

Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Bake

Ground beef and rice make an easy Tex-Mex style casserole, a quick-to-prepare meal the whole family will enjoy. This is an excellent busy day meal.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

     Cook the rice as directed on the package; set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Step 3

    Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole.
  4. Step 4

    In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink; add bell pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer.
  5. Step 5

    To the beef, add the beans, tomato sauce, corn, salt and pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Add the cooked rice and blend well.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the mixture into the prepared casserole.
  7. Step 7

    Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Top with the shredded cheese and cook for 5 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted.
  9. Step 9

    Garnish with more chopped cilantro or chopped green onions, if desired.