Mexican Recipe – Mexibake

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

Ingredients:
500 grams beef mince (ground beef)
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
1 green capsicum, finely chopped
2 carrots grated
olive oil
410 grams tinned tomatoes – chopped thoroughly or if you have kids that do not like “lumps” us an additional 200 grams of passata
1 serve of homemade taco seasoning (you can use store bought)
500 mls pasta sauce
600 mls sour cream
2 cups grated cheese
Approx 1.5 cups rice (uncooked)
1 -2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Method:
(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 lasagne dish, spread rice on the bottom of the dish, until it is 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.

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Mexican Recipe - Mexibake
 
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Recipe type: mexican
Ingredients:
  • 500 grams beef mince (ground beef)
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots grated
  • olive oil
  • 410 grams tinned tomatoes - chopped thoroughly or if you have kids that do not like "lumps" us an additional 200 grams of passata
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix or 2-3 tbsps(homemade seasoning
  • 500 mls pasta sauce
  • 600 mls sour cream
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • Approx 1.5 cups rice (uncooked)
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Method:
  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 lasagne dish, spread rice on the bottom of the dish, until it is 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 in the 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.

 

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