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

Ingredients
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

Instructions
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.

Notes
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.

22 comments:

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

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

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

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  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...

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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?

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

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

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  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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  19. That looks delicious :)

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

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

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  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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