Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mexican Casserole

1 lb ground beef or venison
1-2 cups brown rice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cook rice according to instructions. Preheat oven to 350. Cook ground beef for 4 minutes then add onion and all the seasonings. Stir well and cook 10 minutes more or until beef is done and onion translucent. Add minced garlic and cook 1 min. Add rice, beans and tomato sauce. Stir and pour into buttered casserole. Layer sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with your favorite toppings (sour cream, salsa, guacamole.)