S-C-R-A-M (Salsa, Cheese, Rice and Meat)

READY IN: 25mins


  • 1
    lb extra lean ground beef (or ground turkey breast, or ground pork)
  • 12
    cup onion, chopped (Optional, if desired)
  • 1
    (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 2
    cups cooked rice (or one 8.8-ounce package 90 second microwaveable rice)
  • 1 12
    cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (or pepper jack cheese)
  • 1 12 - 2
    cups salsa
  • 1
    (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained, if desired) (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon pickled jalapeno chili, chopped (Optional, if desired)
  • avocado, sliced (Optional, for garnish)
  • cilantro (Optional, for garnish)
  • sour cream (Optional, for garnish)
  • 4 -8
    tortillas (Optional, for garnish)


  • In a large skillet, saute chopped onion (optional) until translucent ~.
  • Add ground meat and brown with taco seasoning, draining excess fat if necessary.
  • Add cooked rice, cheese, salsa, (and optional black beans and jalapenos) to taste. NOTE: Use the full 2 cups salsa if you are adding the black beans!
  • Stir until combined and heated through.
  • Serves 6-8 ~ Garnish with cilantro, sour cream., and sliced avocados.
  • Any leftovers can be used as a filling for tortillas.
  • NOTE: Allow twenty (20) extra minutes if you need to precook plain old fashioned raw rice for this meal!