One Pot Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

An easy peasy skillet dinner loaded with all that cheesy goodness. Even the rice gets cooked right in the pan!

One Pot Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole - An easy peasy skillet dinner loaded with all that cheesy goodness. Even the rice gets cooked right in the pan!

I love New York City.

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I love the architecture of the old apartment buildings with the fire escapes.

The pretty Fall leaves.

The perfect crisp breeze when you’re walking through Central Park.

But really, there’s no place like home.

Plus, I’m sure my body can’t possibly stuff in any more Levain cookies.

I mean…

Let’s be honest here.

That’s the real reason why I’m going home.

Because I cant. stop. eating those cookies.

And now that I am back in Los Angeles, I can’t stop eating this Mexican skillet dinner.

I’ve already had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

And then another Levain cookie for dessert.

Yes, I obviously took a box of cookies home with me.

One Pot Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole - An easy peasy skillet dinner loaded with all that cheesy goodness. Even the rice gets cooked right in the pan!

One Pot Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

An easy peasy skillet dinner loaded with all that cheesy goodness. Even the rice gets cooked right in the pan!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-ounce can) Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in rice, vegetable broth, beans, Ro*Tel®, corn, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until rice is cooked through, about 16-18 minutes. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  3. Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 418.2 Calories from Fat 161.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.9g 28%
Saturated Fat 9.0g 45%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 63.0mg 21%
Sodium 872.8mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 39.9g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 25.4g 51%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.