Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A great one meal dish for the whole family.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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!

Rose is Rose July 10, 2014

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 :)

Baby Kato June 30, 2010

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.

KateL November 08, 2008