My DD loved this recipe...so that is bonus points right there! It does make alot (more like 8 servings with a salad), so next time I will take Merlots suggestion of making this into smaller dishes as I am only feeding 3 these days! The only thing I will do different next time is mix the rice with the tomato/taco seasoning, then place the beans and cheese. I found the rice part was just a little bland for my liking! I always have cooked chopped chicken frozen on hand (#286497) so this recipe made up very quickly with leftover brown rice from the night before. I just made up the base, added the frozen chicken and beans, then placed it back in the freezer. Once frozen, I removed it from the pan and wrapped it in freezer paper. I am particularly sensitive to all forms of chili peppers these days, so I used #2642 as my taco seasoning so I could have control over the amount of chili used. This did not diminish the taste at all!! Kudos, Trish!!
Really, really good! Topped cheese with lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream after baking. Yum!! ____________________ Editing review b/c I just made this again tonight and it's better than I remember! And it smells soooo good while baking. I used 1 can of beans, 2% cheese and f/f sour cream on top of the lettuce & tomatoes and it's only 6 WW pts per serving! (6 servings). This is very similar to Taco Bell's Fresco Chicken Rice Bowl which is 7 points. Yum-O!
Tasty and easy. I mixed the tomato sauce with the beans so that the beans would spread easily. I found it to be a little too salty for my taste, but we did all enjoy it. And, it's so versatile! I like that in a recipe. I am gonna keep it around for quick dinners.
Great recipe! I did make some changes though, here they are: Added one medium sweet onion, diced and sauteed in a pan with a bit of olive oil, added two cans of chopped green chilies, used one 15 oz can of tomato sauce, one can of chopped tomatoes, added two crushed garlic cloves and used chili mix (did not have taco seasoning). Also, I mixed the beans into the tomato/chicken mixture, added sour cream (about 2/3 of a cup) and the cheese to the recipe. Mixed everything together instead of layering it. Family loved it, a great recipe to keep on hand.
Loved this!! I made for my OAMC cooking day. Very easy to put together and super tasty. This casserole is very kid friendly.. they gobbled it up without complaining. :) Thanks so much Tish for another great recipe!
Such a simple idea and we found it makes a great base for a burrito. One cautionary note... if feeding to kids watch the spice in the taco seasoning you use. I didn't think anything of it but mine came out almost too spicy. Hubby also said he wants to try it as a base for nachos for a quickie dinner.
While it's not gourmet, it is kid friendly and my 2 & 4 year old really liked it, so that's why I gave it 4 stars. It is certainly something you could start with to tweek and fit your family's tastes but my girls like things that are not too spicy, but "taco-y" enough. You could spice it up if you wanted, by throwing your favorite salsa in with the chicken mixture.
Very good, and full of possibilities. I used what I had: vegetarian refried beans and lowfat Velveeta. Only had a small tomato sauce so I made up the difference with salsa. Didn't freeze, and put instant brown rice on the bottom, with everything else pre-mixed over that, then topped with cheese. Didn't have tortillas, which I'll probably get for the little bit that's left. Ate with tortilla chips. Will make again!
My family loved this! I used Taco Seasoning Mix and Guacamole With Sour Cream. Especially my DH who is a little picky and my 6 year old son who is very picky. My husband said it was good, very, very good and that he really liked it! Thanks for this great recipe, we will definitly make this again! I forgot I meant to mention that I used ground turkey for this, I would imagine ground beef would work as well. Thanks again!
Made this last night. It was so easy; I put in together in the morning, heated it up dinnertime. I used fat free refried beans. Also, I confined my layering to putting the rice on the bottom. I mixed up the other ingredients, spread it over and just topped with the cheese. And I used velveeta for the cheese. Also, I used a package of pre-cooked chicken breast strips, ran them through the chopper first. I liked using the taco seasoning with the tomato sauce; it was easier on my stomach than salsa, but still had enough zip for us. Another way to use chicken. Plus, I am sure it would taste delicious with ground turkey, etc. Thank you!! This was very good. Like another poster, I agree that this would make creative, filling leftovers. But the problem is that the two of us polished it off.