Easy Weeknight Meal: Dorito Casserole

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

With both of my daughters in school, our evenings are full of homework and after-school activities leaving little time for meal preparation.  On the weekends, my hubby and I come up with a menu for the entire week so I am often searching for easy weeknight meals to complete the line up.

Last month, I created a Cheesy Italian Rotini Pasta Bake as part of the Country Crock Casserole Club.  This month’s mission was to create a Mexican themed casserole using Country Crock, Mexican corn and black beans.  Given that my whole family LOVES Mexican food, I was totally psyched!  The below recipe is a adaptation from a recipe found on Emily Bites.

Mexican Dorito Casserole

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white or brown rice
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t dried cumin
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce1 c reduced fat 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) can of Mexican Corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of crushed Baked Doritos

How to Make It:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook rice according to the instructions on the package using Country Crock as directed.
  • In a large sauté pan, brown the ground meat and onions.  After 3-4 minutes all of the seasonings (except garlic). Stir until combined and then continue to cook until the beef is browned.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the cooked rice, corn, tomato sauce and stir until thoroughly combined.

  • Lightly mist a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, pour the rice mixture in and spread evenly. Cover with cheese.
  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and cover the dish with it, spray side down. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, spread crushed Doritos on top and bake uncovered for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Want to try the recipe?  I can help you get started!  As a member of the Country Crock Casserole Club, I am offering a great giveaway including a KitchenAid Gourmet Short Turner, Boxed Cheese Grater, Oven mitt, Country Crock VIP Coupon (good for one free tub), and Recipe card for Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole. Enter below:
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Comments

  1. It’s great to spread on toast!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway…we use it for baking, and as a topping on vegetables.

  3. Natasha Tucker says:

    i used it on toast and pancakes this morning, yum :)

  4. Christian Alejandro says:

    Great for potatoes!!

  5. It’s great on bread! Mmmm

  6. I love using Country Crock on baked potatoes. I love how creamy it is!

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