Barbara Ingram, ALTA VP Media
1 bag (12 oz.) Kroger Recipe Beginnings 3 Pepper & Onion Blend, (or chop 12 oz. of fresh green, yellow & red peppers and purple onion)
1 lb ground chorizo sausage (or preferred sausage)
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) petite diced tomatoes with green chilies or plain petite diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups instant rice, cooked
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using hand chopper or blender, roughly dice onion and pepper blend. Over medium-high heat, sauté onion and pepper blend 2–3 minutes. Add ground sausage; continue cooking. Stir in diced tomatoes and beans.
In 9”x13” casserole dish, combine rice with meat and vegetable blend. Mix until well blended. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven; top with shredded cheese. Return to oven; continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.