Friday, May 3, 2013

Easy Mexican Skillet Casserole

I love Mexican Food. Week nights I need dinner to be easy, fast; and this skillet casserole is a winner with only 3 main ingredients. Below is the basic recipe but it is easy to make changes such as.....I often use just salsa and no tomato sauce.  (our favorite salsa in this is chipotle)  We like intense flavor so I usually increase the ground cumin. You can use taco seasoning instead of cumin and seasoning salt;  a can of chopped tomatoes can be used instead of salsa for a milder dish. Use turkey instead of burger; top it with shredded cheese, added chopped black olives or a cup of frozen corn. Anyway you choose to make it, it works! 




Easy Mexican Skillet Casserole

1 1/2 - 2 lbs burger
3 - 4 cups of cooked rice
1 - 2 cups of salsa - to your taste
8 oz of tomato sauce
1/2  - 1 tsp of ground cumin
1 1/2 - 2 tsp of seasoned salt
Chopped cilantro



(in my photos I cut recipe in half and used extra salsa)

Brown and then drain the burger in a large skillet. Stir in salsa and tomato sauce. 



Added spices to taste. Stir in the cooked rice. Garnish with 2 TBS of chopped cilantro. This will make 6 - 8 servings. How easy was that? 




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52 comments:

  1. Ooh ... this sounds so easy and flavorful, Connie! I've Pinned it to try :)

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    1. Stopping by to let you know that you're being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends! We can't wait to see what you share this week :)

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  2. Looks delicious! Richard has been commenting on the fact we've been eating too much chicken so I may have to try this immediately!

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  3. Oh, I love skillet recipes! :) They're so quick & tasty. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/Tasty-Tuesdays-8-features-ad.html

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  4. I have to babysit this afternoon then have dinner for them all when my son gets off work and this recipe reminded me that my son loves mexican lasagna ( another easy one like this, connie..just layering beef, salsa and cheese with tortillas ) So...it's either going to be yours or the lasagna one...whew, you solved the whats for dinner dilemma today :)

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  5. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  6. It's me again!I love this recipe & I’ve featured it in my Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup over on my blog, Anyonita Nibbles. I’ve also joined your sites & started following you socially! You can find the roundup here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/cinco-de-mayo-recipe-roundup.html I hope you’ll stop by & share the roundup with your followers! :) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  7. Pinned this, it looks so good!

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  8. yummy! This looks fantastic!! Thanks for linking up to the frugal crafty home hop!
    xoxo, Jordan

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  9. Oh wow, it looks so simple! I love a quick and easy meal and my family loves mexican food so it looks like a win-win all around.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! ;)

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  10. This looks great, love the fresh cilantro!! Stopping by from Manic Monday - have a great week!!

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  11. Thanks for the great recipe! Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  12. Hi Connie,

    Another easy, simple and yummy recipe. Please share your recipe at Pin It Monday Hop#7. See you there.
    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/

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  13. Yum this looks so delicious. Iv never made a mince dish that mixes the rice in as well, looks like the way to go for next time Im cooking Mexican :)

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  14. I love the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes...Pinned!

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  15. oh, how I love Mexican food... this sounds so yummy! Great recipe... :)
    hugs xx
    Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

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  16. I am pinning this for sure Connie! I like that, although it is simple, it looks fancy enough to take for a potluck or other event! Thanks for sharing this recipe at the party this week! I am also featuring it on my Facebook page :-)

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  17. Looks delicious :) Shared on Facebook. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot again this week. Have wonderful rest of the week Connie.

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  18. Yummy! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  19. Mexican food is one of our favorites! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  20. This looks delicious. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes :)

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  21. Featuring this at Family Fun Friday! Thanks for linking up!
    Sincerely,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  22. Looks delicious and healthy!! Thank you for linking up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/

    Marti

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  23. This looks delicious, Connie! I pinned and shared it on Google+ today :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  24. Sounds like the perfect weeknight meal! Visiting from Anyonita Nibbles.
    Karen @ annumography

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  25. This looks delicious and I love easy. Adding this to my recipe file. Thanks for sharing...YuM! Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.
    Babs

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  26. Sweet! I love easy dinner ideas!

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  27. Love quick and easy skillet dishes. Mexican too. Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-perfectly-peanut-butter-brownies/

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  28. Mexi-meals are always winners at our house. I appreciate you sharing it at the Shady Porch! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  29. This is exactly the kind of dinner that fits into my schedule too....will give it a try, or something similar, since my kids don't know what Mexican food is....yet! Well, actually they do know about corn tortillas, but that's about it! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  30. This sounds delicious! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

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  31. I LOVE cumin and so I'm sure I'd LOVE this too! YUMMMMMMM

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  32. Yummy! That is super easy, especially since the salsa would add so much flavor! Pinning it for a fast meal idea.

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  33. This looks so yummy Connie! Pinning! :) Stopping by from Crafts Ala Mode's : What to do weekends. :)

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  34. That does look easy and yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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  35. My kinda of meal, sauté it up all in one pan and pretty darn healthy too.

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  36. Looks delish - thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

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  37. Easy, tasty, and quick.. That's a good meal in my book ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Hope you're having an excellent start to your weekend!

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  38. Looks great Connie; perfect for those buys nights too! :)

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  39. This looks delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again next party ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  40. This looks yummy! You had me at cilantro. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation, Connie!

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  41. We love Mexican food and this looks a very tasty and easy meal. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  43. This is a great make-ahead meal that I can make for my husband since I quit eating meat. This way I have multiple meals for the freezer.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist at Back to the Basics. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesdays%20with%20a%20Twist

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  44. Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

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  45. I featured this project here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2013/05/made-by-me-80-linky-party-and-features.html

    Thanks!

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  46. this looks so yummy Connie! You are our weekly ad space winner and will be featured tonight!!! woo hop!

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  47. Hi Connie. What do you mean by "tomato sauce"? In Australia, tomato sauce = ketchup, and I don't think that is what you have used here. My guess would be canned, chopped tomatoes - is that right? Your recipe looks great, and I'd like to try it.

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    1. Yes Canned chopped tomatoes would work but what I am referring to is a puree, like in pasta sauces.

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