Cheesy Chili Casserole

Cheesy Chili Casserole

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

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Try adding 1/2 teaspoon smoky paprika for additional flavor.
Feel free to use whatever canned beans you have on hand.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1490mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 77g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.