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Meat and Cheese Casserole For Kids

Mexican Skillet Casserole

Mexican Skillet Casserole

This cheesy, meaty old-school casserole is the most-requested recipe on my website, onefamilyonemeal.com, and a favorite in my house! The best news is that it is quick and well balanced. The original recipe came from my friend Tori Ritchie, whose website, tuesdayrecipe.com, is also chock-full of family-friendly recipes. Serve with corn chips for dipping or roll this yummy mixture up in a tortilla with some chopped romaine for an amazing burrito.

Keep reading for the recipe.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 3/4 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground round beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4 cups hot, cooked long-grain white rice
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes with jalapeños
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic; sauté for three minutes or until tender.
  3. Add the beef; cook four minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
  4. Drain and return to pan. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and salt.
  5. Add the rice, tomatoes, and beans; cook over medium heat for two minutes, or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  6. Sprinkle with the cheese; cover and remove from heat. Let stand one minute, or until cheese melts.

Serves eight

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her cookbook, Real Family Food, features this and other delicious family-friendly recipes, as well as simple tips for bringing your family together around the table and a strategy for meal planning, budgeting, and shopping.

Source: Jim Bathie
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