1 1/4 lb ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
2 pkgs taco seasoning
1 cup corn
1 can (15.25 oz) black beans
2 cup water
1 cup rice
approx 1/8 tsp salt & pepper
1/2 lb sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
Brown meat with onions, peppers, and spices (except for taco seasoning). Drain and return to skillet. Add water and taco seasoning. Add corn, beans, and rice. Heat and stir until well blended.
Spray 9 x 13 in dish with cooking spray. Pour half of the meat mixture into the dish, sprinkle with half of the cheese. Add remaining meat mixture and top with remaining cheese.
Bake at 400 degree oven until rice is tender (time depends on type of rice used).
Remove from oven and serve topped with sour cream and chopped green onions, if desired.
*I used leftover corn on the cob, cutting the kernels from the ear. You can use canned corn, if desired.
*May be really good layered with corn tortillas, or tortilla chips before baking, I just didn't have these things that day.
*I used a boil-in-bag brown rice, because that's what I had.