I love mexican food. I love healthy food. I love cheap food. I love spicy food. I love comfort food. This is all the above. While it isn't the best thing I've ever made - it fits into all the above categories.
This is out of the Betty Crocker's Healthy and Heary Cookbook. Tons of recipes, pictures, huge book. So far so good!
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup picante sauce
1/2 cup shredded 2% colby jack cheese
2 cups cooked pinto beans
1 cup picante sauce
1/2 cup shreeded 2% colby jack cheese.
Mix rice, sauce, egg, and cheese. Put in a 8x8 greased pan. Pour beans and picante sauce over top. Cover with cheese. If you don't use a medium or hot picante sauce, you may want to add cumin and chili powder to your beans. I may add some onion and cilantro next time as well - to kick up the flavor. Bake at 350 uncovered for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. I am warming up some now for my lunch! Makes 6 servings. That is more than lunch for a week, a dollar a lunch or less. Wow!