Comida Kraft
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Mexicali Bake

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
46
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 1 cup each

This savory casserole of ground beef, kidney beans, taco sauce and green chilies is covered with a cheesy rice polenta then baked for a hearty meal.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Brown meat with onion in large skillet; drain. Stir in beans, taco sauce, green chilies, chili powder, salt and oregano. Spoon into 2-quart shallow baking dish; set aside.
  • Bring milk just to boil in medium saucepan. Gradually add cereal, stirring constantly. Cook on medium heat 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Add cheese; stir until melted. Spread over meat mixture in baking dish.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.
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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 420
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 810mg
Carbohydrate 38g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was not sure about the recipe after reading the comments, but I tried it anyway. I was not sure about the recipe after reading the comments, but I tried it anyway. I cooked rice and the meat & veggies in separate pots, then mixed them together in same pot, mixed in seasonings and used 1 can of ranch style beans. It was excellent this way, instead of layering where flavors didn't tie in together. kids & husband LOVED it!!
Date published: 2007-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The meat had too much chili and the cream of rice layer had no flavor. The meat had too much chili and the cream of rice layer had no flavor. I ended up throwing this away. If you want to make this, I would suggest adding refried beans (instead of kidney beans) and cheese with the meat. I would eat it with tortillas and go easy on the chili!
Date published: 2006-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I thought this was very good, I will definetly make it again. I thought this was very good, I will definetly make it again. I topped it with a dolop of sour cream and a few diced olives. I think next time I will add the olives and some corn to the filling!
Date published: 2005-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent versatile recipe! An excellent versatile recipe!I did"nt know you could do anything with Cream Of Rice,until now.I found the Cream Of Rice rather expensive so I substituted with Grits.Superb recipe for sure!
Date published: 2003-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can use the Enchirto mix also for a little more flavor. You can use the Enchirto mix also for a little more flavor. Very quick and easy for the people who don't have much time after work.
Date published: 2002-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to make ,delicious, preparation time 15 minutes and baking total 45 minutes. easy to make ,delicious, preparation time 15 minutes and baking total 45 minutes. also economically cost effective.
Date published: 2002-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sounded good, but not liking all the ingredients as I reread them. Sounded good, but not liking all the ingredients as I reread them. May try down the road for something 'different'
Date published: 2002-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rice cereal in a dinner casserole? Rice cereal in a dinner casserole?? I was shocked...it was great! Definatly on my recipe list to prepare again.
Date published: 2002-08-22
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