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Mexican Strata With Spanish Rice

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare strata through step 2 - 10 minutes
  • Prepare rice through step 2; assemble strata - 5 minutes
  • While strata cooks, complete rice and serve - 15 minutes

Mexican Strata with Spanish Rice

Mexican Strata

1 pound lean ground beef, 7% fat
2 tablespoons water
1 (1-ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
cooking spray
5 (10-inch) flour tortillas
3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 cup refried beans with green chiles
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
3/4 cup mild salsa, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sliced black olives (drained)
additional olives, sour cream and lettuce for garnish


1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place beef in pan (wash hands); brown 5–7 minutes until beef is brown and no pink remains. Stir frequently and break beef up as it cooks.
2. Drain meat and return to pan. Stir in water and seasoning mix; cook 1–2 minutes or until hot.
3. Coat 2-quart round microwave-safe baking dish with cooking spray. Build layers in this order. 1st tortilla: (edges of tortilla may come up side of dish) beef and 2 tablespoons cheese. 2nd tortilla: refried beans and 2 tablespoons cheese. 3rd tortilla: lettuce, 1/2 salsa and 2 tablespoons cheese. 4th tortilla: sour cream, olives and 2 tablespoons cheese. 5th tortilla: (press layers down firmly to settle layers together) then top with remaining 1/2 salsa and 1/4 cup cheese.
4. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Turn 1/4 turn and microwave 5 more minutes to heat thoroughly. Let stand 5 minutes. Slice into wedges, garnish with additional olives, sour cream, and lettuce, if desired, and serve. (Makes 6 servings.)

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 360kcal; FAT 16g; CHOL 70mg;
SODIUM 1130mg; CARB 27g; FIBER 4g; PROTEIN 23g;
VIT A 10%; VIT C 2%; CALC 15%; IRON 20%

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Spanish Rice

1 (6-ounce) package Mexican-style rice (10-minute variety)
1 cup mild salsa
1 cup water


1. Combine in medium saucepan, rice (including seasoning packet), salsa, and water; cover and bring to boil on high.
2. When boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until most of water is absorbed.
3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir before serving.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 160kcal; FAT .5g; CHOL 0mg;
SODIUM 970mg; CARB 38g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 4g;
VIT A 8%; VIT C 20%; CALC 6%; IRON 10%

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Add to your grocery list 5 (10-inch) flour tortillas
Add to your grocery list 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup sour cream

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 (6-oz) box Mexican fiesta rice (10-min variety)
Add to your grocery list cooking spray
Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) jar mild salsa
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup sliced black olives
Add to your grocery list 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning mix
Add to your grocery list 1 cup zesty salsa refried beans

Add to your grocery list 1 lb lean ground beef, 7% fat

Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 cups  shredded lettuce

Suggested Items
Add to your grocery list Key lime juice

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large sauté pan with lid
  • medium saucepan with lid
  • 2-quart round microwave-safe baking dish
  • colander
  • cooking spoons
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

Spice up the strata by adding 1/4 cup jalapeño slices with the olive layer and substituting medium salsa for mild.
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Recipe Version beef0027