Spanish Rice Casserole

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

This is easy and very tasty, it's good served hot or at room temperature for a side dish, or as a main meal. All ingredients can be adjusted to taste. Add in finely chopped jalapeno pepper or crushed chili peppper for some heat.

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  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat; drain the fat, and transfer beef to a large pot over medium low heat.
  4. Stir in onion, garlic green pepper, tomatoes, water, rice, chili sauce, salt, pepper, brown sugar, cumin and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish; press mixture down firmly.
  6. Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.