7 Layer Palmetto Cheese Mexican Casserole
1 – 12oz tub Palmetto Cheese – The Pimento Cheese with Soul! Original or Jalapeno
1 – 16oz. can Refried Beans
1 – 16oz. jar Picante Sauce
8 oz. Sour Cream
1 – 6.5 oz package Rice-A-Roni (cook as directed)
1 cup Nachos, crushed (We used Sun Chips for ours, but you can use whatever you like)
Ground Beef mixture
1 lb Ground Beef
1 medium onion, medium dice
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Because it takes the longest, you’ll want to make your favorite style of Rice-A-Roni first. Prepare as directed on the box. We prefer the microwave method, but do what works best for you.
In a saute pan, add ground beef and diced onion. When the beef has fully cooked, drain off excess oil. To the pan, add chili powder and salt/pepper. Cook beef mixture on medium heat for an additional 5 minutes and set aside when done.
When your rice has about five minutes left turn your oven to 350 F so it can preheat.
In the bottom of a 13″x9″ baking dish spread out refried beans evenly.
Next you’ll add your cooked rice.
Top the rice with the beef mixture.
Spread Palmetto Cheese over top of the beef mixture.
Pour picante sauce over the cheese.
Top with sour cream and crushed nacho chips.
Bake for 350 for 20-25 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley if you desire.