Cajun-Style Beef and Beans

Prep Time 35 minutes (includes time for cooking rice)

Bake Time 25 to 30 minutes

Stand Time 5 minutes


Makes 6 servings


1 pound 95% lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
2-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1 can (about 15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (about 14 ounces) stewed tomatoes
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring to break meat. Drain fat.
  2. Combine beef mixture, cooked rice, kidney beans, tomatoes and Cajun seasoning in 2- to 2-1/2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once during baking. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups beef and beans
Calories 344
Calories from Fat 23 %
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 8 g
Protein 27 g
Sodium 642 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Vegetable 2
Meat 2-1/2

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