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Mexican Skillet Casserole

Mexican Skillet Casserole

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Mexican Skillet Casserole


  1. 2 teaspoons canola oil
    1 3/4 cups chopped onion
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    1 pound ground round
    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
    2 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add beef; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain, and return to pan.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt. Add rice, tomatoes, and beans; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 1 minute or until cheese melts. Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Hands-On Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

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