Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole This Mexican casserole with beef and rice is a super easy recipe for family dinner. Garnish with your favorite toppings. I like to top with shredded lettuce and chopped cilantro! More shredded cheese is always good, too.


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

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 5 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 25 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 1 9×13-inch casserole

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and start to brown, then add onion, garlic, and taco seasoning. Cook until beef is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard any excess oil. Add beans, tomatoes, spinach, chicken broth, 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, rice, and salsa. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until rice is cooked, 45 to 50 minutes. Take out of the oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.

Per Serving: 424 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 68.2mg; sodium 1034.6mg. For salsa, use whatever heat you prefer.