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TEX-MEX BEEF & RICE CASSEROLE



Serve a deliciously flavorful rice casserole dish at dinnertime tonight! The whole family will love trying this cheesy Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole.

Prep Time    : 20 mins
Cook Time   : 30 mins
Total Time    : 50 mins

Servings      : 8

INGREDIENTS

·         1 lb. extra-lean ground beef  
·         1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread 
·         1 pkt. (1 oz.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix  
·         2 Tbsp. milk 
·         1 can (14 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained  
·         1 can (11 oz.) corn with red and green bell peppers, undrained 
·         1/2 cup chopped onions  
·         3 cups cooked long-grain white rice 
·   1 cup KRAFT Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Expertly Paired for Mac ‘n Cheese & Casseroles, divided  
·         1 cup crushed tortilla chips 
·         3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro



INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Heat oven to 350ºF.
2.  Brown meat in large nonstick skillet. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese spread, seasoning mix and milk until blended.
3.  Drain meat; return to skillet. Add cream cheese mixture, tomatoes, corn and onions; mix well.
4. 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 meat mixture and remaining shredded cheese; cover.
5.   Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Top with crushed chips and cilantro.


Kitchen Tip

1.   Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
2.   Substitute
Substitute 1 jar (14 oz.) of your favorite salsa for the fire-roasted tomatoes.


Recipe from kraftrecipes. Com

Nutrition
Calories
370
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
21%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
23%
Sodium 680mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
13%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 19g
38%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
10%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.





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