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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  1. Probably my favorite would have to be on a baked potato with salt and pepper. Noting better then that.

  2. Hmmmm. . . I LOVE Mexican food and I LOVE Doritos. Sounds like my kind of meal!

  3. MIchelle Fosnaugh says:

    I love to use it for baking cookies and cakes, also love it on my summer sweet corn!

  4. I like to use it on sweet corn.

  5. Yum! This sounds delicious. I love Doritos.

  6. I have used country crock for years we use it in everything cooking, baking and as a condiment

  7. Mary Casper says:

    i use it for baking

  8. Monique Rizzo says:

    in pasta dishes!
    Thanks for the chance.

  9. I love using it to sauté veggies

  10. I love to use it on toast.

  11. …in/on everything toast to grilled cheese to veggies & rice… it’s just perfect

  12. We love to use it on mashed potatoes. We like them drowning in country crock 🙂

  13. I use It on bread and to make omelettes .

  14. I love to spread Country Crock on my bread.

  15. I love Country Crock to make grilled cheese with. I also use it for cooking .

  16. I use it on French bread.

  17. I use it to fry potatoes, on bread and in baking.

  18. I especially love it in a fresh hot baked potato!

  19. on garlic bread

  20. danielle lima says:

    We love Country Crock on muffins

  21. on pancakes

  22. I use it on toast and make casseroles with it.

  23. on my toast

  24. Jkyia Marie says:

    I use it in everything!!!! but my fav is to put just a bit on top of my amazing banana bread!! 😛

  25. I like to use it in my fried rice

  26. on warm biscuits yum

  27. on and in everything!

  28. crystle tellerday says:

    as butter

  29. on a baked potato!!!!

  30. We use it for baking!

  31. I love to spread it on my toast.

  32. I use country crock in al my baking !

  33. I love it on homemade biscuits!

  34. steve weber says:

    I use it to butter muffins.

  35. Allison Downes says:

    I use it in baking and on veggies

    thank you for the chance to win!

  36. I use it for potatoes and in baking.

  37. I love it on my toast and English muffins.

  38. for baking

  39. Laurie Layton says:

    I use Country Crock on warm biscuits.

  40. Renee Walters says:

    I love to spread it on my toast.

  41. Penny Snyder says:

    Love it on corn-on-the cob!!~

  42. I love it on grill cheese.

  43. James Coyne says:

    I use it on toast

  44. I use it on corn on the cob

  45. Amity Johnson says:

    On toast with a little sugar..

  46. Stephanie Larison says:

    I use it when I make mashed potatoes

  47. I love to use it on my morning bagel.

  48. Susan Smith says:

    I use it to make garlic bread.

  49. I love it on English muffins!

  50. Cindy McAlister says:

    This looks good!

  51. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I use it on toast, potatoes, corn, and in cooking.

  52. On toast for sure!

  53. On toast aswell or in macaroni and cheese, yum !

  54. Linda Lansford says:

    I use it on toast mostly

  55. baked potato or garlic bread.

  56. Lisa Garner says:

    I love using Country Crock to make cookies.

  57. tina reynolds says:

    I use it the most baking and on jelly biscuits

  58. We use it for toast! Easy to spread!

  59. Brittney House says:

    I use it on my baked potatoes.

  60. I use it on toast.

  61. On toast or bread

  62. I like using it in baking.

  63. Karen Drake says:

    I use it on hot out of the oven biscuits.

  64. kathy pease says:

    I love it on popovers with a little jelly

  65. On waffles, and toast, and vegies.

  66. I love to use it for grilled cheese sandwiches!

  67. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I use butter on everything

  68. I love it on toast and on cooked vegetables.

  69. I love Country Crock on onion bagels!

  70. Jennifer Matt says:

    I love it on toast and bagels!

  71. Country Crock is the best when sauteing vegetables!

  72. Jennifer Reed says:

    I love it on biscuits in the morning for breakfast.

  73. I like to use Country Crock on baked potatoes and in my vegetable side dishes.

  74. I use it for everything but a big spoon in grits is yum.

  75. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love it on my pancakes!

  76. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love to use it when I make my Au Gratin Potatoes.

  77. Rebecca Lock says:

    I like it on scones and muffins.

  78. I use it in mashed potatoes & on toast.

  79. I like it on baked potatoes & in cooking.

  80. I love it served on fresh corn on the cob.

  81. Melinda Stephens says:

    On fresh baked bread.

  82. krystal wethington says:

    We use it on everything.biscuits, corn, recipes, cakes.

  83. On pancakes

  84. Eileen Burke says:

    I use it for grilled cheese sandwiches.

  85. Kat Emerick says:

    I love using it when I saute shrimp and garlic.

  86. Starr Greenwell says:

    I love to use it for baking and on oatmeal:)

  87. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I use it on my morning toast

  88. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love to use it on garlic bread.

  89. rebecca day says:

    we use it on everything

  90. I use Country Crock on my toast, and everything that would need butter or margarine.

  91. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    on fresh hot bread
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  92. I use it on toast

  93. I use it more in recipes than alone.

  94. Gail Fernandez says:

    My favorite is on corn on the cob! Delicious!

  95. Patty White says:

    I love to use it for waffles, pancakes, toast and even for baking!!

  96. susan smoaks says:

    i love to use country crock in my baking, when i bake cookies!

  97. I use it on many things, especially baked potatoes!

  98. we use it for cooking and on our fresh vegetables

  99. Lorena Keech says:

    I use it on my stuffed French toast

  100. LeeAnn Perry says:

    I like to use Country Crock in a great butter cupcake recipe I make.

  101. It’s great to spread on toast!

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

  103. Natasha Tucker says:

    i used it on toast and pancakes this morning, yum 🙂

  104. Christian Alejandro says:

    Great for potatoes!!

  105. It’s great on bread! Mmmm

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

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