1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups cooked long grain rice
1 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
1 11-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
1 2-1/4-ounce can sliced ripe olives, drained
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
In a skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, tomatoes, corn, olives, bacon, chili powder, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Add 1-cup of cheese; stir until melted.
Transfer to a greased 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Toss bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350-degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese melts.
Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.
Did You Know?
Culturally, rice has long been associated with fertility. You see this in American society as a tradition of pelting brides and grooms with rice as they leave the church after their wedding ceremony.
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