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Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole

Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each

Serve a deliciously flavorful rice casserole dish at dinnertime tonight! The whole family will love trying this cheesy Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole.

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  • 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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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.

Servings

  • 8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 350
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 720mg
Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %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 4 out of 5 by from This was a great casserole & pretty simple too! This was a great casserole & pretty simple too! Made a few changes: Used shredded chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken instead of beef. Can of Rotel tomatoes for the fire roasted. Added a can of Black Beans & a can green chilies.1/4 Green onions for regular onions. Added 1/2 c sour cream with 1/2 pkg taco mix. Mixed all together along with the Mexican corn & Santefe creme & rice. Pour 1/2 in pan then a layer of slightly fried corn tortilla shells. Then 1 cup Taco shredded cheese. Then remaining 1/2 of Chicken mix. Then crushed tortilla shells & 1 cup Taco cheese & 1/4 c. green onions. Cover & bake. Delicious! You will want seconds!
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good recipe! I've made this twice and we loved it both times. The first time I made it exactly as it is, except with generic taco seasoning, but the second time I wanted to try it with Fritos instead of tortilla chips just because they sounded good. I will say I actually preferred it with the tortillas though. This is one of those recipes that does well reheated too. I knew that we couldn't eat the whole pan at once and my fiancé always takes leftover dinner to work the following day, so I only put the chips on half so that we could reheat leftovers and add the chips after warming it up on the microwave. I think it's actually even better that way!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like other reviewers, I left out the tomatoes and used salsa (3 of those little cans you get in the... Like other reviewers, I left out the tomatoes and used salsa (3 of those little cans you get in the Mexican food section). I also didn't bother layering beyond pouring the beef part over the rice part, but it mixed together well enough during baking. My grocery store didn't have the Santa Fe cooking creme, so I subbed an 8-oz brick of Neufchatel and a package of Fajita seasoning. Came out very good, if a little salty. Freezes and reheats well. The benefit of using the cream cheese and seasoning packet instead is that you can adjust the saltiness by adjusting the amount of seasoning packet.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YUMMY! YUMMY!!! I loved this dish and so did my hubby. I did chicken instead of beef and also recommend the salsa instead of the diced tomatoes for more flavor. Since I did use chicken I added a little taco seasoning to the meat to prevent it from being bland. Instead of layering, I mix everything but the shredded cheese and chips. I did half the mixture topped with cheese then followed by rest of mixture topped with more cheese.I didn't add the chips till the last 5 minutes.
Date published: 2011-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall I thought this was pretty good but would definitely make a few adjustments if I make it... Overall I thought this was pretty good but would definitely make a few adjustments if I make it again. I would use salsa instead of the tomatoes (I'm not a big fan of tomato), which i think would bring a little more flavor to the dish. I would cook the onion with the meat at least for part of the time. Spreading the remaining cooking creme on the rice and meat was a little tricky, I would have just put all of it in with the rice or microwave it for a few seconds so its easier to spread. My husband suggested spooning this casserole into a tortilla.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from First off, I always season my meat when I'm cooking. First off, I always season my meat when I'm cooking. A lot of recipes don't call for it, but we are a family who likes a lot of taste. I seasoned the ground beef with pepper and garlic salt as it was cooking. Other than that, I didn't make any changes. I thought the Santa Fe Creme really gives it a nice flavor. I kept dipping chips into the meat mixture as I was waiting for the rice to cook. I did have to add more cheese to the top though because the remaining cheese was not enough to cover the casserole even sparingly.
Date published: 2012-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to make, although I had to rive an HOUR to find a store that carried that particular flavor of... Easy to make, although I had to rive an HOUR to find a store that carried that particular flavor of cooking creme. Anyway, hubby and I thought it was bland. And I felt that the fire roasted tomatoes were not quite the right flavor. Next time I plan on cooking the onions with the meat (they were still crunchy after cooking) and seasoning it with a packet of taco seasoning. I will also change the can of tomatoes to a can of tomatoes w/green chilies. It would add heat and the right Mexican flavor that this was really lacking.
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made this last night & it was really good. Made this last night & it was really good. Made following changes: used mixture of brown rice, white rice & wheat berries (had the wheat berries & brown rice cooked & frozen). Used 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 ground beef. Couldn't find the Santa Fe cooking cream, so used a mixture of the garlic & Italian. I made up 2 batches & froze half. The frozen half: I just mixed all ingredients (instead of layering them) except for the cheese. I plan on adding the cheese when I cook the second batch.
Date published: 2013-03-05
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