By Merlot on August 23, 2002
Photo by vigilant20
Photo by vigilant20
"Can be used as a dip for your favorite chips. It disappears quickly!"
Serving Size: 1 (392 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I purposely left out the sour cream before baking this and saved it until last, then added cool sour cream atop steaming casserole when done. Superb! Also added about 1/2 cup more Pace salsa to the recipe. This one gets its stars for its ease in preparation as well as eye-appeal."
"Wonderful recipe Merlot. I served this as a side dish for our Mexican menu. This was so easy and full of great flavors, colors and textures. My family gave it their hands-down approval. You are right, it would make a great dip as well. Will try that next time. Thanks. Gladys"
"This was delicious, and I liked it better (both nutrition-wise and taste-wise) with the following changes:
I swapped out the canned corn for frozen, to reduce sodium
I added a diced and sauteed onion
I added diced red and green bell peppers
i added a clove of garlic, diced
I swapped out the 8 oz sour cream for 2oz sour cream and 2 oz fat free greek yogurt
I swapped out the 2 cups cheese for 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup low fat cheddar cheese
I added oregano, cumin, black pepper, and a packet of Goya Sazon (it's in the spice aisle or else the mexican food aisle)
In addition to olives and cheddar cheese, I added some coarsely broken Fritos corn chips at the end of the cooking."
"Thank you for a wonderful recipe! I had a few green peppers that I wanted to use so I stuffed them with this recipe...turned out delicious! I did add the sour cream while eating instead of while cooking as others suggested but want to try adding it while cooking next time to use dish as a dip!"
"My family loved this! I didn't have any rice so I used Spanish Rice flavored Rice A Roni. I also used a little less cheese to cut down on some of the fat. Yummy! Will definitely make it again since it is so easy to put together. This is a great vegetarian dish, but you could easily add cooked chicken or ground beef to it."
"Easy to prepare & delicious, with all of the flavors! I used fat free sour cream to good effect and served the olives on the side since most of my guests wouldn't eat them. Thanks for sharing!"
"This was really good for the simple ingredients. I did not have black beans so used kidney beans. Impressive for simple ingredients."
"I have made this for big family dinners and it is always a favorite! I did substitute a 16 ounce jar of mild salsa insted of the hotter picante sause and rotel and used pepper jack cheese. Also saved the sour cream for a topping when served. Thanks Merlot!"
"It was easy to make and very tasty. I'll be putting this recipe in my cook book."
"I made this yesterday for company. It was very easy to prepare. It was a huge hit with everyone! The flavors were very good too. I served this with fajitas, corn and flan for dessert. I will definitely make this recipe again!"
"I agree with the other reviews. This is a great dish. Easy to make and great tasting. Everyone asked for the recipe."
"This makes a great side dish if you are doing a Tex-Mex dinner. I liked it with "hot" Picante Sauce instead of the "medium-hot". Very easy recipe, just dump everything in a casserole dish and bake."
"This is Great Stuff!! We had it with tortilla chips and everyone raved! I used frozen corn instead of canned, and brown rice instead of white, low fat sour cream worked just fine and I added a can of pinto beans. Next time I will use 2 cans of olives on top instead of just one. Very yummy!!"
"Such a good and easy dish! It's a hit with everyone - even non-vegetarians."
"This could almost be used as chip dip. Really tasty and easy, my favorite combination. Thanks for sharing!"
"No need for meat in a dish this hearty. A great combination of all things Mexican. I served the leftovers wrapped in flour tortillas."
"I was looking for some simple bean&rice recipes to keep grocery costs down, and this is probably the best I've tried so far. Great flavor and stands well on it's own as well."
"This is really yummy and has become a favorite meal at our house. I've substituted the green onions with leeks on occasion, which works out fine."
"Have been wanting to make this for a long time, but I'd been rejecting it because the fat content seemed excessive. So, I bought some 50% fat pepper jack cheese and decided to take the plunge. I substituted some Greek yogurt for the sour cream and used 1 1/2 cups cheese instead of 3 cups. I also happened to have kalamata olives at home so I used those instead of the usual bland black olives. Could not find Pace brand picante sauce so I used Green Mountain brand medium salsa instead. BF and I were very pleased with the outcome. We added extra hot sauce. Thanks for this recipe Merlot, I'd make it again with low fat adjustments:D"
"Oh man, this was soooooooooooo darn good. I have been craving Tex-Mex for sooo long and this just hit the spot. I halved the recipe for the two of us and still had some leftovers. I didnt have sour cream so substituted with yogurt. Also, as suggested by some reviewers, i mixed half the cheese in the salsa mix and sprinkled the other half on top during the last 20 mins of baking. We made burritos out of this. The only problem i had, or perhaps a short coming on my part for some reason was that the mix was too watery even after baking for the full time. Maybe next time i should drain the canned stuff. Nevertheless, this was EXTREMELY good. Thanks for sharing Merlot."