EDIT: This Mexican Recipe is one of the most tried and tested on the blog! Families love that it is so easy to cook, incredibly tasty and makes enough for two meals. Give it a try – you will love it too!
Last week we had one of our children’s favourite meals, it something that I have concocted myself and named Mexibake. (I forgot to photograph the dish before we ate it, so you are only seeing half the meal in the photo.)
It is a very easy Mexican recipe to cook. The other bonus with this dish, is that it lasts for two meals for us, which means a night off cooking for me – hooray! It has also been a very popular recipe with readers of this blog, many writing or commenting to let me know how popular it was with the family, especially the kids.
I will often serve the Mexibake with tortillas and the children will fill the tortilla, wrap it up and eat it that way. Other readers have used corn chips etc, so you can add some variety to the meal when having it for the second night.
Mexican Recipe – Mexibake
500 grams beef mince (ground beef)
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
1 green capsicum, finely chopped
2 carrots grated
410 grams tinned tomatoes – chopped thoroughly
1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix
500 mls pasta sauce
600 mls sour cream
2 cups grated cheese
Approx 1.5 cups rice (uncooked)
1 -2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
(1). Preheat oven to a moderate heat (approx 180)
(2). I say approx 1.5 cups of rice, because I use a rice cooker, of which i use 4 of their measuring cups of rice for this recipe. Once I have added the water to the rice, I add the cayenne pepper and mix gently, so the rice is slightly spiced. Begin cooking the rice as you prepare the other ingredients.
(3). Heat oil in large frying pan. Once at a medium heat fry onion for a few minutes until soft.
(4). Add meat to the pan and brown meat, ensuring that it is completely broken up.
(5). Once meat is cooked, stir in capsicums and carrot. Cook for few minutes until temperature has reached medium again.
(6). Add tomatoes and stir well.
(7). Add pasta sauce and stir well.
(8). Add taco seasoning and mix well.
(9). Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
(10). In a lasagna dish, spread rice on the bottom of the dish, until is a just under halfway. Don’t press the rice firmly in, as it will then stick to the bottom.
(11). Spread the meat mixture on top of the rice.
(12). Spread sour cream on top of meat mixture. I have found it easier to spread the sour cream, if I place it in a bowl and stir it up with a fork.
(13). Sprinkle cheese over sour cream.
(14). Cover with aluminium foil and bake int he oven for 45 minutes.
(15). About 5- 10 minutes before cooking time ends, take foil off and allow the cheese to go golden on top.
What is your favourite Mexican recipe?
Our Family Menu Plan for this week.
Monday: Pasta Carbonara
Tuesday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Wednesday: Fried Rice
Thursday: Pasta Bake
Friday: Left Overs
Saturday: Home Made Pizzas
Sunday: Home Made Hamburgers And Salad
If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you use this shopping list created by The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner or you can select your meals yourself and print our your own shopping list from the Free Menu Planner.
If you would like to have one of your recipes added to the menu planner database, just be one of the first two people to leave a link or actual recipe in the comments section on my regular Menu Plan Monday Post. I will add it to the database and then email to let you know it has been included.
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.mexican, winter