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“In an attempt to reduce meat consumption in the house I threw together some "stuff" I had and came up with this little dish. Its simple and I thought tasty. On a budget trial and error sometimes is a blessing in a casserole dish ;)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 ounces Mexican rice mix (Used Ol Elpaso Mexican cheesy rice out of the box)
  • 1 lb veggie crumbles (used morningstar bag of meatless crumbles, average sized bag)
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning (any brand will do)
  • 2 cups cheese
  • taco sauce


  1. Season meatless crumbles with the taco seasoning using only 1/4 cup water.
  2. Prepare cheesy rice as directed.
  3. In a 2 quart round dish spray cooking spray.
  4. Coat bottom with Taco Sauce.
  5. Layer 3 corn tortilas, Rice, meat, cheese.
  6. 3 tortilas, rice, meat, cheese.
  7. 3 tortilas, sauce, cheese.
  8. Bake at 300 for 20 minutes.
  9. I didnt have Picante at the time so I just used reg Ortega Mild Taco sauce. You can use picante if desired.

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