Mexican Ground Beef and Cheese Baked Rice

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Don't leave out the green olives it's what makes this dish, the more olives the better it will be LOL! I have even added in a can of drained black beans to this. Make certain to sprinkle LOTS of cheese on top! This rice dish is DELICIOUS! You will need a very large skillet for this. I use my own taco seasoning mix (#76616) to make this recipe.

Top Review by nancyj09

I made this last night for my family. My husband and I love green olives so I added 3/4 cups which almost made it a litle too salty so next time I'll cut down on the other salt. When it came time to add the rice, I realized I only had a 3/4 cup of white rice so I used brown rice for the remaining and it still turned out delicious. I left out the mushrooms because I didn't have them. I doubled the ground beef just because that is what I had. I also added a can of corn as mentioned in one of the other reviews. I think a can of black beans might also be a good addition. The taste reminded me of tamale pie. I served it with a green salad and cottage cheese in place of sour cream on top. Very good! Thanks for sharing!

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Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a very large oven-proof skillet with tight fitting lid or a Dutch oven with lid over medium heat.
  3. Add in onions and green peppers with dryed chili pepper flakes; saute for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in garlic; cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add in ground beef with taco seasoning mix; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon until browned.
  6. Season beef mixture with seasoning salt and black pepper (or cayenne pepper) then add in Parmesan cheese; mix to combine.
  7. Add in rice, sliced olives and mushrooms; cook 2 minutes, stirring.
  8. Add in broth; bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish (large enough to hold the mixture).
  10. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until rice is desired tenderness.
  11. Uncover and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese cover and return to oven to bake for about 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  12. Delicious!

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