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ShopGlider Recipe
Cheesy Taco Bake
Provided by: cmchrist2007
Original recipe: http://diaryofafitmommy.com/15-freezer-meals-before-your-baby-arrives/
Tags: Freezer Friendly
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1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
20 oz lean ground beef
1 Green pepper,chopped
1 - 2 tsp fresh lime juice
2 T Chili Powder
1 tsp Oregano
1 ½ tsp Thyme
2 tsp cumin
1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  1. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with EVOO, set aside.
  2. Boil brown rice in water on stovetop. Set aside
  3. In a 12” pan, spray with EVOO or cooking spray, add onion, garlic & jalapeno & sauté over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add ground beef, breaking it up as it browns. Cook for about 5 minutes & add peppers. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add lime juice and seasonings. Stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  6. Remove from heat – add rice, tomato sauce, & 1/4 cup of cheese to the skillet and stir to mix well.
  7. Pour mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining Cheddar, cover, and freeze.
  8. To cook while frozen, cover with foil & bake for 40 minutes in 350F preheated oven.
  9. Remove foil & bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & edges are bubbling. Remove from oven & let cool for 10 minutes
Time to make this recipe   Prep Time: 1 min   Cook Time: 1 min   Ready in: 2 min