Recipe by Hugh
"Ground beef, fresh onion, green bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and rice are simmered in a sweet-hot sauce then baked with Cheddar cheese and garnished with fresh cilantro. Spice it up with Ro-Tel® instead of regular canned tomatoes, cayenne, and jalapeno peppers. I have also added extra Cheddar cheese and you can substitute a Mexican blend or any other cheese if you like. Warning: this will spice up your life if you use the optional ingredients."
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lean ground beef
finely chopped onion
chopped green bell pepper
1 (10 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)
long-grain white rice
1 (4 ounce) can
sliced black olives, or to taste
sliced jalapeno peppers, or to taste
ground black pepper
shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
chopped fresh cilantro
This is a tasty recipe...my family all came back for seconds commenting on how good it was.
It looks like a lot of ingredients but I just sliced and diced everything, measured all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl, and pulled the rest of the ingredients out of the pantry before I started browning the meat. Everything went fast after that.
I like spicy and my family does too, but not as spicy as me, therefore I left out the sliced jalapenos and used Hot Rotel Tomatoes instead. I used a cup of cheese in the mix but probably closer to a 1-1/2 cups on top; served it with sour cream (a must) and tortilla chips.
The next day I used the left overs for burritos, perfect and didn't need additional cheese. Will make again, thanks for sharing.
I tweaked this using sriracha, 1 cup mild salsa, 1/2 c water, large can of corn, diced green chilis, chopped 1 garden tomato. Browned extra beef in garlic and taco seasoning early in the day and made the rest later. Added extra cheese (my family likes things cheesy)!! Served with sour cream and the new Keebler jalapeño cornbread crackers. Yum!!! Everyone loved it - and if you're going to cook - don't you want everyone to love it?? Enjoy!
It's a winner! Good mix of flavors. I lined the casserole dish with tortilla chips for a little shell. Also had some sour cream on the side for a cool taste with the dish. Good stuff. And more importantly, hubby liked it! Following the directions it's mild. I used the original style Rotel. If you want a kick, I suggest more cayenne or hot Rotel.
Can't go wrong with this one.
This was a great weeknight meal. Easy, tasty and you can improvise with whatever ingredients you have on hand.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hearty Spanish Rice Bake
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 216
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