Country Crock buttery spread has 70% less saturated fat than butter and 30% more fewer calories. The spread contains 30 calories per serving and comes in many different types. This is a guilt free spread that will liven up your foods. What I love most about Country Crock is that there are so many uses for the spread, why not experiment with a new way today? How about using it in a casserole dish that will become a crowd pleasing meal, or on fabulous fresh baked bread? Whatever way you use Country Crock, I can guarantee you will enjoy it.
This is my second kit as a member of the Country Crock Casserole Club. My next and final kit will be sent out around the holiday season. This time, I was sent a kit that revolved around back to school season. I don't have children yet, but the school memories are still fresh in my mind. Back to school in my opinion is parents rushing around in the beginning weeks of school meeting teachers, filling out paperwork, going to school events, etc. It can be a busy time for most, and most moms want a quick and easy, but crowd-pleasing meal to feed their families.
The kit that I was sent featured a recipe for Mexican beef & corn casserole. As members, we are asked to create our own spin of the recipe. You can add in any ingredients you want to make this recipe your own, but you are not supposed to make the exact recipe featured. The rest of the kit contained a box grater, oven mitt, turner, and Mexicorn and black beans to use in the recipe.
My second Country Crock Casserole Club kit.
I looked over the recipe and the first thing I thought to add to the dish was rice. Spanish rice is a classic side and ingredient of most Mexican dishes. I knew I wanted to leave out some of the ingredients like sour cream. I also planned on adding refried beans to the casserole.
I gathered my ingredients together and got to cooking. I cooked the ground beef with seasoned salt and garlic powder, then drained it. After that I popped the rice packet into the microwave. I combined the black beans, Mexicorn, and rice into a bowl and poured in a little bit of salsa and refried beans. After I mixed those ingredients together, I put the ground beef into the casserole dish and poured the ingredients from the bowl on top. I mixed everything together and then topped it off with shredded cheese. It looked gorgeous and straight out of a magazine. I knew waiting the 20 minutes for it to bake would be hard because my stomach was ready to eat!
I'm ready for a Mexican fiesta now!
Look how gorgeous this casserole is! I love all of the flavors together, they compliment each other so well. The casserole was very tasty and I definitely will be regularly making it. I love how the cheese kicked up the dish a notch. I feel like I'm transported straight to Mexico when I eat it, it's that good! My fiance fell in love with it and is now requesting I make it all the time. He ate half of the casserole in about ten minutes. I know moms everywhere will be happy to create a dish that takes no time to prep, and only twenty minutes to bake!
I like that you can put your own twist on this recipe because there's so much room for imagination and creation. Whatever you do though, make sure there's enough for seconds for your family. They will go crazy for it!