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Mexican Beef and Cheese Bake

Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 13:58:02-04

Jenny Beth Kroplin RD made Mexican Beef and Cheese Bake, a recipe you cook once and eat 3 different ways. (see recipe below) For more recipes and tips for health eating, visit

Mexican Beef and Cheese Bake

1 pound ground beef

2 cups cooked farro

1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained

1 (14-ounce) diced fire roasted tomatoes, drained

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

1 (8-ounce) container sour cream

1 cup jarred chunky salsa, any variety

1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 lime, cut into 10 wedges for serving


In medium skillet, brown ground beef; drain excess oil and set aside.

Cook farro according to package directions.

In a large mixing bowl combine black beans through salsa, mix until well combined. Add in cilantro, remaining spices, ground beef and farro. Pour mixture into 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses and cilantro. Bake at 350˚ for 30-35 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes. Serve with fresh lime wedges.