Beef and Kasha Mexicana

Beef and Kasha Mexicana

Skillet dinner ready in 25 minutes! Serve your family this beef, kasha and vegetables dish with taco seasoning flavor – perfect for Mexican cuisine.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty Tip
This tasty main dish combines whole-grain kasha with beef and uses familiar Mexican ingredients. It's a great transition recipe, when you're just starting to eat grains. You can also use this mixture as a filling for tortillas.
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 990mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.