South of the Border Casserole

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Yesterday I told you about the latest cookbook in my collection, Domestic Chic and today I'm sharing with you one of the great recipes I found.  I love the book.  It doesn't just give you fabulous recipes, but it gives you ideas to put whole menus together to help you throw the perfect dinner party.  

I chose South of the Border Casserole from the Fiesta! Fiesta! Menu Plan in the book.  The author, Kristine, also gives a few ideas on how to decorate which makes it even more fun.  If you missed yesterday's post, you can read all about the cookbook HERE.  





I love how easy this recipe was to put together and it made a lot.  
Enough to feed my hungry family! 

South of the Border Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet green pepper
  • 2 seeded, jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounce) whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Directions:

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
Remove the beef from the pan and drain the grease.
Add the onions, green peppers and jalapeno peppers to the skillet and cook until slightly browned.
Add the tomatoes and simmer.
Add the beef back to the skillet.
Stir in the honey, chili powder, salt and sour cream.
Add the rice.
Stir, cover and gently simmer until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes.  Stir every five minutes or so to make sure the rice is not sticking to the pan.
Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
Sprinkle the cheeses on top.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

I served ours with a salad and some corn chips on the side.  



Full disclosure: I received a copy of this cookbook for review. 
All opinions in this post are 100% my own.


3 comments :

  1. This is a delicious recipe. I love all the spiciness and it's quick & easy prep all in one pan. YUM! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party. Pinning and sharing for all those moms who need a delicious meal on hectic days. They also might enjoy the wonderful Cookbook.

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  2. This looks great! I'd love this cookbook! I have a slight obsession with Mexican recipes lately and this is just making my mouth water! I'd love for you to come link up with us over at Throwback Thursday link party http://tornadoughalli.com/2015/09/throwback-thursday-link-party-5/

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  3. I love casseroles! Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for stopping by and linking up at the Monday Funday Party!

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