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Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Casserole

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"A cheesy rice mixture is topped with creamy ground beef, tomatoes, Mexican-style corn, and more cheese and baked until piping hot."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown meat in large nonstick skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Add tomatoes, corn, onions and 3/4 cup cooking creme; mix well.
  3. 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 layers of meat mixture, remaining cooking creme and remaining shredded cheese; cover.
  4. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Top with crushed chips and cilantro.
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  • Substitute: Substitute 1 jar (14 oz.) your favorite salsa for the fire-roasted tomatoes.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 330 calories, 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 5g sugars, 20g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 20%DV vitamin C, 15%DV calcium, 15%DV iron.

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Feb 08, 2012

We enjoyed this recipe. To make it quick, I just did it all in a very large skillet on the stovetop. I did not use a can of corn with peppers, all I had was corn. But I added fresh peppers and onions. My family loved it. Will make again.

Feb 22, 2012

We had this for dinner lastnight, and really enjoyed it. I made it exactly to the recipe, however, the meat mixture looked really soupy with the undrained tomatoes & corn, so I opted not to cover the dish before placing it in the oven. And, in my opinion, it came out perfect this way. Also, next time, I will not bother saving 1/4 cup of the cooking cream, it's a joke trying to spread that much across a 13x9 dish! I'll just mix it all in with the meat.


27 Ratings

Nov 29, 2012

Wonderful! Healthy and economical. I used brown rice instead of white and increased the amount of shredded cheese. If you don't have the cooking cream, just warm up some cream cheese in the microwave for about 15 seconds and whip it with some chili powder and paprika.

Apr 06, 2012

My family and I loved this dish... I have made it a couple times although I have done a few things differently each time... first off each time I was cooking for a lot of people so I doubled the recipe and it worked amazing... I was also pressed for time so I didn't use cooked long grain rice I simply mixed 2 cups of instant whole grain brown rice instead and it turned out great! I have made it without the onion (because of a picky guest) it still tastes good but the onion adds just the right complementary flavor. I also bake for about 25 min then topped the dish with the cheese and chips and baked for 5 more minutes it gives the chips a great crisp and gives the dishes a great look. My family likes spicy so I have also tried it with one can of tomatoes and peppers and a can of roasted tomatoes vs. two cans of the roasted tomatoes… it gives it that extra kick for someone who likes it.

Apr 24, 2012

Can't seem to find the Santa Fe blend, so I just use the original and season it myself....a new favorite at my house!!

Mar 10, 2012

really tasty - I didn't have the special cream cheese so I just used regular cream cheese and added some chili powder and cumin. Fresh cilantro on top made it pretty! very good!

May 15, 2012

This was an excellent recipe; I didn't have everything on hand, but it was still a huge hit with my family when I made these changes: 1. Used regular diced tomatoes 2. Used homemade taco seasoning - 2 tbsp, add water for moisture (in place of Philadelphia cooking creme) 3. 1/2 cup onions, 1 cup mixed bell peppers, 1 cup corn 4. Layers: rice, cheese, meat & veggies, cheese, crushed corn flakes 5. Covered with aluminum foil

Feb 25, 2012

Very tasty.. This was a nice and quick meal that everyone loved. I used plain corn (drained) and cooked uncovered for about 30 min. It came out great. I would probably add crushed fritos next time with cheese on top. But an A+ budget meal.


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