Do you remember Fiesta Bowls from Taco Bell? I always liked those things. Here is a "shortcut" way to make them at home. It's hardly any real cooking at all. It uses the stove top and the microwave-no reason to heat up the kitchen in the Summer. This is an easy, family favorite at my house.
Copycat: Taco Bell Fiesta Bowls
1-6.8 ounce package Spanish Rice a Roni (made with canned tomatoes)
1-15 ounce can chili with beans
1 jar beef tamales, drained and cut into 1 inch pieces (take off paper first)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Prepare the Spanish rice according to package directions. Put the chili into an 8 inch square baking dish. Top with the prepared Spanish rice. Layer the tamale pieces and top with the cheese. Heat in the microwave at 80% power for 6-7 minutes.
Makes 4 servings