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    Mexican Ground Beef and Cheese Baked Rice

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Don't leave out the green olives it's what makes this dish, the more olives the better it will be LOL! I have even added in a can of drained black beans to this. Make certain to sprinkle LOTS of cheese on top! This rice dish is DELICIOUS! You will need a very large skillet for this. I use my own taco seasoning mix (#76616) to make this recipe.

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    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in a very large oven-proof skillet with tight fitting lid or a Dutch oven with lid over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Add in onions and green peppers with dryed chili pepper flakes; saute for about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add in garlic; cook 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add in ground beef with taco seasoning mix; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon until browned.
    6. 6
      Season beef mixture with seasoning salt and black pepper (or cayenne pepper) then add in Parmesan cheese; mix to combine.
    7. 7
      Add in rice, sliced olives and mushrooms; cook 2 minutes, stirring.
    8. 8
      Add in broth; bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    9. 9
      Transfer the mixture to a baking dish (large enough to hold the mixture).
    10. 10
      Cover with a tight-fitting lid and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until rice is desired tenderness.
    11. 11
      Uncover and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese cover and return to oven to bake for about 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
    12. 12

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2009


      I made this last night for my family. My husband and I love green olives so I added 3/4 cups which almost made it a litle too salty so next time I'll cut down on the other salt. When it came time to add the rice, I realized I only had a 3/4 cup of white rice so I used brown rice for the remaining and it still turned out delicious. I left out the mushrooms because I didn't have them. I doubled the ground beef just because that is what I had. I also added a can of corn as mentioned in one of the other reviews. I think a can of black beans might also be a good addition. The taste reminded me of tamale pie. I served it with a green salad and cottage cheese in place of sour cream on top. Very good! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on March 06, 2008


      If you are a serious green olive fan, you'll love this recipe. We thought it was too salty, with all the olives in there. I might make it again, but with less olives and no seasoned salt.

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    • on August 08, 2006


      I was planning to freeze this for lunches so I made a few changes. I layered cooked white rice in the bottom of the container, then added the meat mixture, and topped with grated cheese. BF took this for lunch today & texted me "*****"! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Ground Beef and Cheese Baked Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (593 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 823.1
    Calories from Fat 438
    Total Fat 48.7 g
    Saturated Fat 21.9 g
    Cholesterol 117.7 mg
    Sodium 1361.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 46.0 g

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