Cheesy Chili Casserole

Stir together meat, sautéed veggies, beans, and creamy jalapeño cheese flavors in this spirited skillet dish.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 1/2
cups water
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup water
1
can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup (4 oz) cubed Mexican prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers (from a loaf)
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips, as desired
  • 1 Cook rice as directed on package, using 2 1/2 cups water.
  • 2 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1/2 cup water, the tomatoes and beans; cook about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion and bell pepper are tender. Stir in cheese product until melted. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook 3 minutes longer.
  • 3 Just before serving, gently stir in cooked rice and cilantro. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, if desired. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    590
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    1490mg
    1490%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    77g
    77%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    40%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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