Mexican Ground Beef and Rice

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This is an excellent dish that is chock full of flavor. It’s easy to make, and will warm you up on a cold Winter’s evening by the fire. Serve it with some warm flour or corn tortillas, and you have a complete meal. And guess what… it will even taste better the next day.

FYI: You could always use pork or chicken in place of the beef.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1/4 c
chicken or beef stock or use filtered water
1 lb
ground beef
2 1/2 c
good enchilada red sauce
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1 c
pepper jack cheese, freshly grated
3/4 c
long-grain white rice

ADDITIONALS

flour or corn tortillas
sliced black olives, for garnish
sour cream, for topping

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2Gather your ingredients (oops, no photo, my bad).
3Add the stock or water to a skillet over medium heat.
4When the liquid begins to simmer, add the ground beef.
5Cook until the beef has browned and the water has evaporated.
6Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to break up the ground beef.
7Add 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce to the beef, and stir to combine.
8Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 390f (200c).
9Add the rice to the remaining enchilada sauce. and then add to an ovenproof serving dish.
10Chef’s Tip: In order for the rice to cook properly the sauce should be boiling hot when you add the rice.
11Add the beef mixture over the top.
12Cover with the two cheeses.
13Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
14PLATE/PRESENT
15Remove from the oven.
16Add the sliced black olives to the top.
17Serve with some nice warm tortillas, and sour cream. Enjoy
18Keep the Faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom