Mexican Build-Up
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
15 ingredients
8 servings
We have enjoyed this dish from the Denver Post since the '70's. It's a filling, versatile type of a taco salad and/ or burrito filling.The rice makes the sauce wonderfully thick. My kids really love it! I like to serve both corn chips, tortillas, little bowls of chopped lettuce, avocado, green onions, sliced black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, etc. and let each person BUILD-UP their own plate. (If you have some already cooked frozen ground beef (OAMC) this can be assembled quickly). Warning: this is so good you will overeat every time you make this meal (if you're anything like me!)

Categories:  <-60-mins , kid-friendly , north-american , main-dish , comfort-food , mexican , taste~mood , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (55.08 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 35.32 Calories from Fat 3.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.36g 4.46%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 2.26%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 321.05mg 107.02%
Total Carbohydrate 8.01g 21.37%
Dietary Fiber 1.74 g 55.71%
Sugars 5.09 g %
Protein 1.5g 24.05%
Vitamin A 565.38IU% Vitamin C 6.7mg%
Calcium 28.22mg% Iron 1.62mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, small onion, diced tomatoes with green chilies, cloves garlic, cooked rice