This dish takes the best of tacos and is incorporated into a baked casserole. Top with sour cream if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 7x11-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

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  • Heat ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir, breaking up into crumbles, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 more minutes. Mix in diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato sauce, rice, water, and taco seasoning; stir to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole dish and cover with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle Cheddar cheese evenly over the top. Continue baking until cheese is golden and lightly browned, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 25.2g; fat 10g; cholesterol 41.3mg; sodium 724.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
I made it nearly exactly as suggested and it was terrific. I did use the hot version of Rotel, which gave it just the right amount of spice. This one is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2020
I won't make this again. The rice was still crunchy after the required amount of baking time. Too much liquid made it soupy. The leftovers we used as a filler for burritos, but I still didn't like it. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
I made it nearly exactly as suggested and it was terrific. I did use the hot version of Rotel, which gave it just the right amount of spice. This one is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2020
Good taste but it needed something. I used it to top my burger and loved it! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2020
I won't make this again. The rice was still crunchy after the required amount of baking time. Too much liquid made it soupy. The leftovers we used as a filler for burritos, but I still didn't like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2020
I made this today. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. It was a hit. I'll definitely make this recipe in the near future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
Only difference that I made was I used pasta sauce instead of Tomato sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2021
Very good. Simple to make. Believe quality beef, rice and spices, sauces, can make a big difference on taste and how a dish turns out. My picky husband loved it as well as my teenage boys. Only I like sour cream and topped mine with it, which was really great. I will make it again but add in sliced black olives. I did add in chopped red and yellow peppers with onions, served with warm tortillas, salad and crescent rolls. Thank you very much for the recipe! Read More
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