Cheesy Taco Bake
uncooked brown rice
yellow onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
lean ground beef
1 - 2 tsp
fresh lime juice
½ tsp Thyme
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
(15 oz) can tomato sauce
Spray a 9X13 baking dish with EVOO, set aside.
Boil brown rice in water on stovetop. Set aside
In a 12” pan, spray with EVOO or cooking spray, add onion, garlic & jalapeno & sauté over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
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.
Add lime juice and seasonings. Stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Remove from heat – add rice, tomato sauce, & 1/4 cup of cheese to the skillet and stir to mix well.
Pour mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining Cheddar, cover, and freeze.
To cook while frozen, cover with foil & bake for 40 minutes in 350F preheated oven.
Remove foil & bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & edges are bubbling. Remove from oven & let cool for 10 minutes
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