Serve a deliciously flavorful rice casserole dish at dinnertime tonight! The whole family will love trying this cheesy Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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 Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Expertly Paired for Mac ‘n Cheese & Casseroles, divided
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
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Let's 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.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, about 1-1/4 cups each
* 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.