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“My family and I got flooded out of our house after Tropical Storm Lee and while repairs were being made, we relocated our family to our camper. I only had a few things to cook with (no oven or stove top) so I came up with this casserole that can be made in an electric skillet. It has all the flavor of a fajita in a simple casserole! If you can't find the cheese soup mix, you can use a packet of cheese sauce from a box of mac and cheese (and it will probably be cheaper!)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut in half width-wise and then cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half width-wise and then cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet fajita seasoning mix (McCormick makes one)
  • 1 (15 ounce) canpetite diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, fully drained
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packetpowdered cheese soup mix (Concord Food makes one)
  • 23 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups cooked rice (I used Success 10-minute boil-in-bag rice)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)


  1. Begin making rice according to package directions.
  2. Heat electric skillet to 300 (or medium).
  3. Brown ground beef in skillet until no longer pink; drain. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in skillet.
  5. Add peppers and onions. Saute until crisp-tender (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  7. Reduce heat to 200 (or low).
  8. Add beef, water and fajita mix to skillet. Stir well to combine.
  9. Add tomatoes and corn. Stir to combine. Cover and allow to simmer.
  10. Mix cheese soup mix and milk until lumps are gone. You want a saucy, but not soupy, consistency so if it seems too thick, add another splash of milk and stir.
  11. Add butter and microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
  12. Stir cheese soup mix into beef mixture.
  13. When rice is finished cooking, stir rice into beef/cheese mixture.
  14. Serve with hot sauce and sour cream.

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