Monday, March 9, 2009

Make Something Monday ... Tex-Mex Rice and Bean Casserole

Make Something Monday

Well here is a weight watcher recipe that I was making and found I didn't have any of the lighter items so I had to go with what I had. The kids liked it of course with all the fat, defeats my purpose of eating better ... LOL.

Let Get Started!
Add can of corn to the casserole dish.
Add a tbs of canned green chili peppers.
Add a can of Pinto Beans.
Add 1/4 tsp Chili Powder and 3/4 cup of sour cream.
Add 1/4 tsp salt.
Add 1/8 tsp black pepper.
Add 1 cup rice and stir.
Add 3/4 cup of shredded cheese.
Bake for 350 for 30 minutes.
Tex-Mex Rice and Bean Casserole

1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 cup(s) canned yellow corn, drained, or frozen, thawed corn kernels
1 tbsp canned green chili peppers, chopped, mild or hot
15 oz canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup(s) cooked brown rice, fresh or day old
3/4 cup(s) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese
3/4 cup(s) fat-free sour cream
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp scallion(s), chopped (dark green part only)
2 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 2-quart glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine corn, chilies, beans, rice, 3/4 cup of cheese, sour cream, chili powder, salt and pepper; stir in scallions.

Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese melts and casserole is slightly bubbly, about 10 minutes more. Let stand for 5 minutes to firm up before slicing into 6 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Change the beans or cheese to your liking: white or black beans, reduced-fat cheddar or Monterey Jack cheeses all work well.If you want to brown the cheese more, place the dish (make sure it's broiler safe) under the broiler for a minute or two.


  1. That looks yummy. I will have to try this sometime. Happy Monday and cooking. I may be making tacos tonight.

  2. That sounds so Yummy to me. Just might try that for something new. Going to go check out some more Make Something Monday.

  3. Oh THAT looks yummy! I gotta try it!

  4. You had me at Tex-Mex...put what you want in it, just have salsa for me!

    Hey you should be getting something soon...

  5. Can I just say "SUPER YUM!" I think I'll add the black beans for sure! I have all of these ingredients so I will be whipping this up tonight! As usual, you are a rockstar!

  6. That looks yummy. I used to do a weekly recipe thing, but then I ran out of recipes to do. I guess we don't have that much variety over here. Trying to get better about that though. People like you posting recipes helps. I made the beef fold over thingie last week. I used the corn and peas that I had and cut some fresh carrots up and microwaved them for a minute or two before mixing them in so they would cook in about the same time. The kids liked it, but I thought it needed a little more seasoning. I like things spicy. Next time I'm going to use pepper jack instead of cheddar to give it a little more kick. I also made Taco Soup in my crockpot last week from a recipe I found on another blog, it was good too. I posted a recipe for peanut butter bars yesterday, you should check it out.

  7. that does sound very similar to a recipe I posted.. only difference is you actually have to do some work with your recipe.. you know me.. I am not a cook! LOL!! This doesn't look too bad though.. and it looks so GOOD!

  8. As soon as I saw rice I ran over :) and you know what you convinced me it looks so yummy I'm making this for dinner :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  9. That looks yummo! I wish I was going to be home tonight to make this!! It would be nice... Instead, I am out until 9pm-ish and eating bad food... ~whines~

    Wanna send some to me via pixels?

  10. Fantastic.///
    looks so good..
    i left ya an award over at my blog..

  11. Thank you :) :) for entering my giveaway and for the button add :)

  12. Looks yummy! I am doing a Tex-Mex soup this week. We had your s&s roast again last night. Big hit!! My MSM is up and it's CUTE!

    OK...I *HAVE* to go check out your giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. My stomach is growling-lol! Post the WW recipe so that I don't gain anymore weight! ; )

  14. im so starving now! i loooove mexican and that looks yummy yummy yummy!!

  15. Looks good and I might just steal it for my blog :) Congrats on your blog award!
    Thanks for always commenting on my blog. Laura

  16. Looks great! I will have to check this one out!

  17. Looks yummy. I always go with what I've got.

  18. Yum! Sounds (and looks) like something we would love...especially with the extra fat! :-)

  19. That looks delicious :)

    I left an award for you at my blog - feel free to pass it along!

  20. The final product looks delicious. I'll have to try it soon!

  21. How on earth you always find time to cook such yummy meals is beyond me! I'm lucky if I have time to pick up the phone and call Dominos!


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