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Simple Mexican Casserole

Easy Mexican casserole that is tasty and nutritious and can be a great quick weeknight dinner option.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3/4 cup plain full fat greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded cheese**
  • 3-4 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno diced with seeds removed
  • 1 avocado***

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Cook rice according to package directions. I used 3/4 cup dry rice to yield the 2 1/2 cups cooked.
  • Once rice is cooked mix it with the greek yogurt, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin. Combine well and spread rice mixture in bottom of casserole dish. Top with refried beans, cheese, tomatoes,onion and jalapenos.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes until bubbly and brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to stand about 10 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

*you can substitute sour cream for yogurt if you prefer
**use cheese of choice. I like cheddar, Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese.
***avocado is optional. It is great with or without them.