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.
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.
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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