Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

This is a delicious Mexican side dish. The original recipe suggested serving it alongside chicken enchiladas. I'm not big on those, so I add meat by stirring in a pound of cooked ground beef before baking.

Mexican Casserole
4 cups cooked white rice
2 Cans cream of celery soup
1 (4 ounces) can chopped green chilies, drained and pureed in blender
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
extra shredded sharp cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top
1 lb cooked ground meat (optional)

1. Mix together everything except reserved cheese for top.
2. Spoon mixture into a greased 3 quart baking dish.
3. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
4. Top with cheese.
5. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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Shari Ellen said...

We love eating casseroles made with cream soups and cheese, so this is going to be a hit. I even have some sour cream in the frig., so I can try making it for dinner tomorrow. I don't have the green chilies, but I think that's probably going to be OK.

A Romantic Porch said...

MMMMmmmm this sounds good. My family loves mexican food. xoRachel

Kim said...

Sounds like a great way to use up leftovers, too! Thanks for sharing! I'm a big fan of Mexican food.

Anonymous said...

Another yummy dish. Thanks for sharing. I left you an award at my blog.

Kelli said...

YUM! That sounds delicious~

kari and kijsa said...

This sounds great! Is the cooking time the same without the meat? We would love to try this tomorrow night!!
Have a blessed Sunday!

kari & kijsa

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thanks for this recipe. Sounds so giid. Have a great week.

The Apron Queen said...

Oh yum! I love Mexican! I'm gining weight just reading these posts! :D Thanks for sharing.

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Kelli said...

Me again! I didn't invent the strawberry lemonade, but can't remember where I saw it. I've also tried it with blueberries!

Anonymous said...

That sounds soooo delicious. I have to print this one out!!