One-Skillet Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

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One-Skillet Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 324.8
  • Total Fat: 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.3 mg
  • Sodium: 349.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 26.9 g

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Introduction

All the flavor of tacos, with far fewer dishes to wash! (And dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes.) All the flavor of tacos, with far fewer dishes to wash! (And dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes.)
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 teaspoon canola oil
    1 large white or yellow onion, chopped
    1 pound extra lean ground beef or turkey
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    2 cups prepared brown rice
    1 cup salsa
    1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
    1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese

Tips

Top with plain Greek yogurt or chopped avocado, if desired.


Directions

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, then the onion. Cook for three minutes, until the onions start to soften.
Add the meat and the spices and cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Use the back of a spoon to break up the meat as it cooks.
Stir in the rice and salsa, then reduce heat to medium and place the spinach on top. Cover and cook for two minutes, until the spinach has wilted. Stir in the cheese and serve.


About 1 1/4 cups per portion.


Created by SparkRecipes.com editor Stepfanie Romine
Photos by Whitmeyer Photography


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  • 17 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Coraline01, just cook your brown rice as usual, then proceed with the rest of this recipe. It's not rocket science.
    This is a sponsored recipe using the sponsors product. It's what helps keep SP free, so I am all for these sponsored recipes - 2/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was really good and super easy! I had browned the beef previously and frozen it so I just thawed it in the fridge the night before and then heated it. I didn't have Ready Rice so I used frozen rice from Whole Foods. I heated that up in the microwave and added it. Enjoyed it a lot! - 2/18/13

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    What a great idea to add spinach! We added black beans because we wanted more fiber in this recipe. We also added a lot more cumin, paprika, and chili powder because we like stronger flavors! Thanks for sharing! - 4/21/13

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Thanks "A New Jan" for saying what I've been thinking. If you don't like sponsors' products, use your imagination. Better yet, find a different source for your recipes & spare the rest of us your rants. I avoid pre-packaged foods, too, but if the recipe sounds good, I find a way to work around it. - 2/22/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used regular brown rice cooked separately in rice cooker. I plan to try using ground venison next time. The lower fat and sodium count will enable a little larger serving size. Bet it would be good with rotel tomatoes instead of salsa.
    - 2/26/13

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