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Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole

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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 1 jar (14 oz.) of your favorite salsa for the fire-roasted tomatoes.


  • 8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each
Calories 370
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 680mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 10 %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 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 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 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 4 out of 5 by from Easy and good I made this tonight just as recipe stated. It turned out good but the rice absorbed so much of the liquid I felt like it was a little dry. Next time I think I'll make 2 cups of rice instead of 3 and mix it all together instead of layering it. I did have to use more cheese on top and I omitted the chips. Didn't really need them in my opinion.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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 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 Delicious!!!! Made this for a family gathering and it was a big hit. The rice makes it hardy and filling and the cheeses make it creamy. Love the Tostitos as a topping. I will definitely make this again. Some of us added jalapeños to this dish.
Date published: 2016-09-24
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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