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Chipotle Beef & Rice Recipe

Made completely in the skillet, this savory, moist mix of ground beef, lime, salsa, peppers and cheese offers creamy comfort. Chipotle pepper adds just the right hint of heat. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled pepper rings
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onions and pepper over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the rice, salsa, sour cream, pepper rings, lime juice, chipotle pepper and 1/2 cup cheese. Cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 403 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.