This cheesy, meaty old-school casserole is the most-requested recipe on my website, onefamilyonemeal.com, and a favorite in my house! The best news is that it is quick and well balanced. The original recipe came from my friend Tori Ritchie, whose website, tuesdayrecipe.com, is also chock-full of family-friendly recipes. Serve with corn chips for dipping or roll this yummy mixture up in a tortilla with some chopped romaine for an amazing burrito.
Keep reading for the recipe.
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 3/4 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground round beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4 cups hot, cooked long-grain white rice
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes with jalapeños
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and garlic; sauté for three minutes or until tender.
- Add the beef; cook four minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
- Drain and return to pan. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and salt.
- Add the rice, tomatoes, and beans; cook over medium heat for two minutes, or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle with the cheese; cover and remove from heat. Let stand one minute, or until cheese melts.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her cookbook, Real Family Food, features this and other delicious family-friendly recipes, as well as simple tips for bringing your family together around the table and a strategy for meal planning, budgeting, and shopping.