Love Mexican but need a little change? Why not try this Mexican Beef Layer Bake … filled with delicious ground beef, black beans, tomatoes, carrots and corn. Layered with Sour Cream and Brown Rice and then topped with lashings of cheese.
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 1.5 cups Ground Beef (either beef mince cooked or a cooked steak minced in the food processor)
- 1 medium Brown Onion, finely diced
- 400g Canned Tomatoes
- 1 large Carrot, finely grated
- 1 cob Fresh Corn, kernels removed (or 1/2 can canned or frozen corn)
- 1/2 cup Black Beans
- 1 sachet Burrito Mix
- 2 cups Cooked Brown Rice
- 1 Egg
- 250mL Sour Cream
- 2 cups Grated Tasty Cheese
- If the ground beef (beef mince) is not already cooked, cook until well browned in a little olive oil, adding in the onion about halfway through cooking.
- While the mince is cooking combine the brown rice, the egg and 1/2 cup of the grated cheese in a separate bowl and mix well.
- Place all the rice into a heatproof glass dish (we used a glass bowl) and gently press down until you have a flat surface on the rice mixture.
- Spoon 2 - 3 tablespoons of Sour Cream over the top of the brown rice and distribute evenly creating another 'layer'.
- Remove the mince from heat and add the canned tomatoes, carrot, corn, black beans and burrito mix and stir until completely combined.
- Spoon the mince mixture on top of the sour cream and level out the mixture to create another 'layer'.
- Create the final layer with the rest of the grated cheese.
- Place the bowl into a preheated oven (180 degrees celcius fan forced) and cook for 30 - 40 minutes. Check frequently to ensure the cheese on top isn't burning.
- To serve place 2 - 3 tablespoons of tomato salsa (we used store bought) in the centre and top with a large dollop of sour cream. Stand a bunch of corn chips up in the sour cream to create the 'rose' in the centre.
- Serve with a fresh green salad and a freshly made guacamole if you have avocados and lemon juice.