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
- 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
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.