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Recipe Source: Cookingfor7 / recipezaar.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 1¼ hours

Ingredients:

1 lb cooked lean ground beef, seasoned with taco seasoning
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can ranch style beans
8 ounces tomato sauce
3/4 cup Minute Rice, uncooked
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions:

If cooking right away, pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup cheese in a large casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for another 15 minutes.

Nicki’s Notes:

If you are like I am, and prefer not to use “instant” rice products (like Minute Rice), simply cook your rice beforehand until about 3/4 of the way done and then add to casserole and follow the rest of the instructions.

Also, with the seasoning, I use anywhere from 1/2 to a whole packet per pound of beef.