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    Zesty Beef and Rice

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    weekend cooker's Note:

    A great one meal dish for the whole family.

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    Serves: 6



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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, and green pepper over medium heat until beef is no longer pink. Drain well.
    2. 2
      Add rice, corn, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
    3. 3
      Stir in Velveetta cheese, until cheese melts. Spoon into greased 9x13 baking dish.
    4. 4
      Combine cracker crumbs, pecans, and melted margarine, and sprinkle over top of casserole.
    5. 5
      Bake uncovered at 350°F for 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 10, 2014


      This was delicious! It is hot here and I didn't want to put it in the oven. I just treated it as a stove-top dish, letting it get all hot and bubbly before adding the Velveeta. I did not measure my rice, but it was probably only about 1 1/2 cups, which was perfect. I did add extra water and it was a bit soupy when we ate it; but by the time the left-overs were put up, it was very thick. The corn adds a really nice crunchy dimension. I also cut the salt to 1/2 teaspoon because of the Velveeta and we were happy. I kept tasting the meat mixture, thinking it was bland. I resisted the urge to add any additional seasonings. By the time the cheese melted it was WOW! Weekend Cooker, thanks for a great recipe! I plan on making it again!

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    • on June 30, 2010


      Weekender....This was wonderful. My dh & I enjoyed this comfort dish very much. I omitted the pecans, because of his allergy, I bet its even better with them. I had to sub a red sweet pepper for the green one and I also used ritz crackers because it was what I had on hand. This is a lovely tasty, filling dish. We enjoyed this very much and I will make it again. The flavor was delicious. Made for Aussie Swap #41 :)

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    • on November 08, 2008


      4 Stars, this reminds me of Salmagundi Bake #58786 featured in BH&G Casserole cookbook way back when, which I have loved since a teenager, except for the topping. I don't think the buttery crackers enhanced the taste. For families, how about sauteeing chopped pecans or walnuts in the margarine or butter, or omitting them altogether? For us adults, I would recommend sauteeing the pecans with cayenne pepper or chopping up Hot Pepper Pecans #223198 for a distinctive topping. I would omit the buttery crackers completely. Thanks for posting, these are my combination of flavors. Made for Every Day is a Holiday.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Beef and Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (470 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 602.3
    Calories from Fat 268
    Total Fat 29.8 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 79.0 mg
    Sodium 1819.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    Sugars 9.3 g
    Protein 28.9 g

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