Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole

Serve a deliciously flavorful rice casserole dish at dinnertime tonight! The whole family will love trying this cheesy Tex-Mex Beef & Rice Casserole.
What You Need
  • 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1 pkt. (1 oz.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 oz.) corn with red and green bell peppers, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup KRAFT Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese Expertly Paired for Mac ‘n Cheese & Casseroles, divided
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

Make It
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  2. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  3. Brown meat in large nonstick skillet. Meanwhile, mix cream cheese spread, seasoning mix and milk until blended.
  4. Drain meat; return to skillet. Add cream cheese mixture, tomatoes, corn and onions; mix well.
  5. Combine rice and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; spread to cover bottom of dish. Top with meat mixture and remaining shredded cheese; cover.
  6. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Top with crushed chips and cilantro.
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