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Beef and Kasha Mexicana

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“Trying to eat healthier but also looking to save money on dinner? Mixing ground meat with whole grains is a good way to do both. Here, kasha, a whole grain made from buckwheat, adds a delicious toasty flavor when mixed with ground beef, while also stretching the meat to make six servings. (From Betty Crocker's "Money Saving Meals" cookbook).”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 12" skillet, cook ground beef and onion over Medium-High heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in buckwheat kernels until moistened by beef mixture.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, chiles, taco seasoning mix, corn and water; heat to boiling.
  4. Cover; reduce heat to Low. Simmer 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until buckwheat is tender.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over buckwheat mixture. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and olives before serving, if desired.

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