Bryan's Mexican Casserole

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36 review(s) averaging 4.5. 100% would make again

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This is one of my son's favorites and it has everything in it to make a meal by itself, but it's also good served with a salad.

"It was great! We made a couple of changes...some intentional some not:

We used regular long grain rice and not minute rice. We used chunky salsa and not picante. My wife is gluten intollerant so we couldn't use the ranch beans; we used black beans and used the spices listed on the can of ranch beans. Nest time I want to use a little cilantro and some chopped up peppers (jalapeƱo, serrano, etc)."

- vdianellos


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1 1/2 pound Lean ground meat
1 medium Onion; chopped
4 ounces Picante sauce; We like Pace's medium
1 1/2 cup Minute Rice; cooked by package directions
salt and pepper; to taste
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 12-oz can Ranch Style Beans
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese; Grated

Original recipe makes 8



Brown the meat and onion and drain. Add the other ingredients except the cheese and simmer until slightly thickened. Put half of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Add half the cheese. Repeat layers ending with cheese. Bake at 300 degrees until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly.


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Made with wild elk meat instead of beef. Great dish for those not lovers of 'gaminess.'

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One of my favorites! Soooo good
amycarmella 5 months ago

Awesome! I use Rotel with cilantro and jalapeño and this gives it a little kick. Also, sometimes I add corn salsa.
BettiH 1 year ago

I will try again, adding more veggies. I used quinoa instead of the rice.
Bebop2 1 year ago

Yummy! Will make again! Substituted the meat with ground turkey & chorizo. Added a small can of mushrooms.
racerpooh 1 year ago

Amazing!! I did add my own spices to the meat, but oh did my family love it.. Def making again!!
lotz2bluvd 2 years ago

mlesher1 2 years ago

family loved it
tabathabakerainsworth 2 years ago

Just made it, had to take a test bite......yummy! Will let u know what the family thinks. :) Update....loved it! Very moist & seasoned just right. Thank you.
spaige 2 years ago

We used ground turkey and it was good. It is a keeper at our house
tolivieri 2 years ago

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