Summertime Haystacks

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put crushed saltines in bottom of 9"x13" ungreased baking dish.
  • Prepare lettuce, tomatoes and onion and set aside.
  • Layer rice on top of cracker crumbs.
  • Brown and drain ground beef.
  • Add tomato juice, water, taco seasoning mix, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer 15-20 minutes to allow some of the liquid to absorb.
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt margarine, stir in flour and blend until smooth.
  • Gradually stir in milk.
  • Bring to boil, cook and stir for two minutes.
  • Reduce heat, add Velveeta cheese cubes and stir until melted.
  • Assemble dish by layering beef on top of rice.
  • Top with prepared lettuce, tomato and onions.
  • Pour cheese sauce over top.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese and garnish with the sliced stuffed olives.
  • NOTE: Cooking time refers to time for making cheese sauce and browning meat.
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