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Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole

Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole recipe
photo by:kraft
Here's a ground beef and rice casserole with all the Tex-Mex flavor they love: onions and peppers, tortilla chips, cilantro and a blend of cheeses.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
50 min
servings
total:
8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each
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What You Need

1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
1
tub  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1
pkt.  (1 oz.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
2
Tbsp.  milk
1
can  (14 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can  (11 oz.) corn with red and green bell peppers, undrained
1/2
cup  chopped onions
3
cups  cooked long-grain white rice
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses, divided
1
cup  crushed tortilla chips
3
Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

BROWN meat in large nonstick skillet. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese spread, seasoning mix and milk until blended.

DRAIN meat; return to skillet. Add cream cheese mixture, tomatoes, corn and onions; mix well.

COMBINE rice and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; spread to cover bottom of dish. Top with meat mixture and remaining shredded cheese; cover.

BAKE 30 min. or until heated through. Top with crushed chips and cilantro.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Substitute
Substitute 1 jar (14 oz.) of your favorite salsa for the fire-roasted tomatoes.
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