Mexican Ground Beef Casserole 

Get ready to spice up your weeknights with this delicious Mexican Ground Beef Casserole! It’s a one-pot wonder that’s not only bursting with flavor but also easy to prepare. Using @lauras_lean Beef ensures a healthier, guilt-free meal, perfect for family dinners.

Why You’ll Love the Mexican Ground Beef Casserole:

  1. One-Pot Wonder: Simplifies cooking and cleanup.
  2. Quick and Easy: Ready in 30-40 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
  3. Healthy Choice: Made with @lauras_lean Beef, which is lower in fat and free from added hormones and antibiotics.
  4. Versatile Toppings: Customize with your favorite toppings like avocado, cheese, and cilantro.
  5. Flavorful: Packed with savory spices and a hearty mix of vegetables and beans.
  6. Family-Friendly: Loved by adults and kids alike, making mealtime enjoyable for everyone.
  7. Great for Leftovers: Tastes even better the next day, ideal for meal prep.
  8. Freezable: Can be frozen for future quick and easy meals.

Ingredients Needed To Make Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

  • 1 lb @lauras_lean Beef (92% Lean, 8% Fat)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Toppings: avocado, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cheese, scallions

How To Make Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

  1. Start the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook the Beef: In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add Vegetables: Mix in the pepper, onion, and jalapeno, cooking until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Add tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, rice, and water. Stir well.
  5. Bake the Casserole: Cover the skillet with a lid or foil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the rice is fluffy.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Top the casserole with your favorite toppings like avocado, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cheese, and scallions.

Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

Mexican Ground Beef Casserole. Who doesn’t love a one pot meal? This casserole is perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s ready within 30-40 minutes. In this casserole I used @lauras_lean. You can feel good about serving Laura’s Lean ground beef to your family because the beef contains no added hormones or antibiotics. When you choose Laura’s Lean you’ll create dishes you naturally feel good about.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • cast iron skillet
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Lid or Tinfoil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb @lauras_lean Beef 92% Lean 8% Fat
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of corn
  • 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 15 black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups of rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • *Toppings avocado, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, cheese, scallions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and the ground beef.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until the beef is partially cooked and add the pepper, onion and jalapeños.
  • Cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well.
  • Cover with a lid (or tinfoil) and place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the rice is fluffy.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this casserole vegetarian?

Yes, you can easily make this dish vegetarian by substituting the ground beef with a plant-based meat alternative or extra beans and vegetables.

Can I use a different type of rice?

Yes, but cooking times may vary depending on the type of rice used. Adjust the liquid and cooking time accordingly.

How long does this casserole keep in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, this casserole will keep for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze this casserole?

Yes, this casserole freezes well. Just make sure to cool it completely before freezing and consume within a couple of months.

Can I add other vegetables?

Absolutely! Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or spinach to increase the nutritional value and flavor.

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