Beef and Kasha Mexicana

Serve your family this 25-minute beef, kasha and vegetables dish with taco seasoning flavor – perfect for a Mexican dinner night.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup uncooked buckwheat kernels or groats (kasha)
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles, undrained
1
package (1.25 oz) 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning mix
2
cups frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1 1/2
cups water
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
2
tablespoons sliced ripe olives, if desired
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in kasha until kernels are moistened by beef mixture.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes, chiles, taco seasoning mix, corn and water. Heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until kasha is tender.
  • 3 Sprinkle cheese over kasha mixture. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro and olives.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    990mg
    990%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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