I threw this together last night as we had a lazy. at. home. Sunday. It was nice...until I realized we had lazed the day away by the pool and it was dinner time! I have made it before and the kids really enjoyed it. They enjoyed it so much that they dug into it and it was gone before I realized I did not have picture...so....you get the tortilla part of the taco! :) I have a growing teen boy and if there is food that is not guarded....there is no. more. food. When did this happen?
4 cups water
1 cup chopped green pepper(all I had was red, so that is what I used)
1 c chopped onion(Brenn will not eat onions so I minced about 1/4 cup and threw that in)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pkg taco seasoning_divided
4 cups uncooked rice
2 small 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 lb hamburger(as you know I do not use ground beef....I use ground turkey)
1 can refried beans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine 1st five ingredients and add 1/2 of that taco seasoning-boil- remove from heat. Add rice and stir and cover. Let this stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce. Cook meat, drain and add remaining taco seasoning to the meat. Spray the 9x13 pan with cooking spray and layer 1/2 rice then spread the refried beans(I always warm these on the stove to make sure they will spread well), top with the meat then 1/2 cheese. Finish with the rest of the rice and they rest of the cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. I serve with tortillas, sour cream, avocados, chips, salsa and Enjoy!
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