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Tex-Mex Bake Recipe

Tex-Mex Bake

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"This easy one-dish meal with ground beef, beans, spicy tomatoes, and cheese is ready to serve in less than half an hour."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Brown meat in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; drain off excess fat.
  3. Mix in cooked rice, beans and tomatoes with chilies. Cover bottom of baking dish with chips. Layer half of cheese over chips. Top with rice mixture. Top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered, 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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  • Garnish with green onions and sour cream if desired.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 17, 2009

Easy to prepare and yummy! I made a few very minor changes: I didn't have tomatoes with chiles so I used one can diced tomatoes and one small can chopped green chiles; added one small can sliced black olives (I love black olives!); I seasoned the meat/rice mixture with garlic powder and onion powder. I served with sour cream and salsa. I might use taco seasoning in the meat/rice mixture the next time I make this but it was yummy as I made it last night.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2009

The recipe was decent not to say it wasn't bad. However, it may be good to spice up the meat a little with some taco seasoning and maybe add some onions. Something was missing and in my next go around, those additions, plus a little hot sauce should do the trick.


22 Ratings

Sep 03, 2009

This was an excellent recipe. Surprisingly, the tortilla chips were delightful. They were crisp yet a little chewy, just like nachos. I loved it. I added a few things, instead of tomatoes with green chiles I used some fresh hot peppers, dried chipotle seasoning, cayenne pepper, and some frontera chipotle salsa and fresh tomatoes. I also added cheese to the top. It truly was a great base for a great casserole.

Jul 06, 2010

YUM! This was totally delicious! My husband and I both loved it. As much as I hate when people rate a recipe and say they changed it, well I must admit I made some small changes too. First off I had to use kidney beans because I was out of chili beans. I also added chili powder, garlic powder, and a bit of taco seasoning. I also used less ground beef and more rice because that's what I had on hand. Still this came out awesome. I wasn't really sure about using Velveeta instead of shredded cheddar but it melted nicely and was perfect on the chips. Using any other cheese I think would've resulted in the dish being too dry. I think next time I wouldn't drain the can of tomatoes and chili's either because I think it could use that extra liquid. We plan on using the leftovers tomorrow to make a taco salad. I'll be making this again and again! Now if only you could make my picky kids eat it!

Jan 28, 2010

We loved this! I read some reviews before I made it and added a package of taco seasoning along with an extra can of drained and rinsed black beans. I also layered it. Chips, cheese, mixture, chips cheese, mixture, cheese on top.... Served it with sour cream and chips, it was DELICIOUS!!!!

Aug 26, 2010

Loved this recipe! My brother and boyfriend really seemed to enjoy it:) I added some taco seasoning and Mrs. Dash southwestern seasoning to give it a little kick and served it with salsa and sour cream on the side. My boyfriend suggested that it might taste even better with Fritos instead of tortilla chips. Totally making this again :)

Dec 10, 2009

i really liked this one! i added jalepenos, onions and chipotle hot sauce to spice things up! i think i might use some more tortilla chips- it was so good!

Aug 20, 2010

this was pretty tasty i used spanish rice instead of just the plain rice to give it a bit more kick and seasoned the beef with seasoning salt and onion powder b4 cooking it ..and oh the black olives one reviewer mentioned sounds wonderful with this will have to try that next time. defn going into my rotation, thanks


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  • Calories
  • 611 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.6 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 31.5 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1499 mg
  • 60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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