Layered Spanish Casserole

Layered Spanish Casserole

Preparation Time5 mins Cooking Time45 mins Makes 12 servings

Cook up Knorr’s delicious Layered Spanish Casserole made with a few simple ingredients. A recipe that’s quick and easy to make but flavorful to eat!

Ingredients List
  1. 6 cups water
  2. 3 Tbsp. margarine
  3. 3 packages Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Spanish Rice
  4. 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
  5. 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, divided
  6. 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  7. 4 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  8. 2 lbs. ground beef
  9. 2 tsp. chili powder
  10. 1/2 tsp. salt
  11. 1 can (16 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  12. 1 can (12 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained


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1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bring water, margarine, Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Spanish Rice, chilies and 1/2 teaspoon cumin to a boil in large saucepan. Continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in 2 cups cheese and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Brown ground beef in large skillet with chili powder, salt and remaining 1 teaspoon cumin; drain. Stir in beans, corn and remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro. Press 1/2 rice mixture into bottom of greased 3-quart baking pan. Spoon ground beef mixture over rice mixture, then top with remaining rice mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.

3. Bake uncovered until heated through, about 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired, with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and cilantro.