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Recipe: Beef and Bean Burrito Casserole


This recipe for beef and bean burrito casserole is not only easy but kid friendly. This tasty dish takes about 15 minutes to prep and bakes in 20 to 30 minutes. It makes 4 servings.

I used a pretty deep dish pie plate to bake it in… you can use any oven baking dish you wish.

I served it with a salad made of shredded lettuce with a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of guacamole and chopped tomatoes on top.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Beef and Bean Burrito Casserole Recipe:

All you need:

1 cup rice
1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (15 to 16 oz.) spicy chili beans in sauce (Do Not Drain)
1 cup salsa
1 cup coarsely broken tortilla chips
3-4 medium size green onions, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese
Sour cream for garnish (optional)
Guacamole for garnish (optional)

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare the rice according to package instructions.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat.

Add the can of spicy chili beans and the salsa to the beef.

Heat the beef mixture to boiling. Stir occasionally.

Cook for about 5- 10 minutes until some of the liquid has evaporated.

Remove from the heat.

Put the cooked rice in the bottom of a baking dish.

Scoop the beef mixture on top of the rice.

Sprinkle the broken tortilla chips on top of the beef.

Sprinkle the chopped tomato on top of the chips.

Sprinkle the cheese on top of the chips.

Sprinkle the chopped green onions on top.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until cheese has melted and casserole is hot and bubbly.

2 comments:

Brandi March 22, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

I know this is going to sound silly...but what are spicy chili beans? And can I use minute rice in this or does it have to be regular rice?

Thanks! (I am cooking challenged unless I make it from my own brain) lol

Linda March 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM  

Your questions are not silly at all... I had to look for spicy chili beans too.... go to the section in the supermarket that has baked beans and there should be cans of "spicy chili beans"... I think the ones I bought were from Campbells... there are other brands too... they really weren't that spicy... just enough to be interesting.

I used Minute Rice... any rice is okay.. just follow the cooking instructions for the rice you pick to use... all you are going to do is layer the casserole... with the cooked rice on the bottom.

I hope this helps.

Linda

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