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A yummy mound of rice, beans, meat sauce, cheese and crispy tortilla strips.

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Serves 4

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2 cups water
2 cups instant rice
4 corn tortillas
8 ounces ground sausage
2 cups canned pinto beans, drained
1 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup ketchup
1 dash red pepper flakes
1 dash cumin
1 dash dried cilantro
2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
4 green onions , sliced
non-stick cooking spray

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  1. Heat water to boiling, add instant rice, cover and turn heat to the lowest setting.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Cut tortilla into wedges. Spray a cooking sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  4. Arrange tortilla wedges on the cooking sheet and place in hot oven.
  5. Brown meat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Turn off burner, drain meat and return to skillet
  6. Turn off oven, but leave tortilla wedges inside.
  7. Check rice for doneness (rice is done when all the moisture has been absorbed).
  8. Drain and rinse pinto beans and add to meat in skillet. Turn burner on to medium.
  9. Stir in canned tomatoes, ketchup, red pepper flakes, cumin and cilantro.
  10. Reduce heat to low and simmer for ten minutes. Stir occasionally.
  11. Serve meat sauce over mounds of cooked rice. Top with grated cheese, sliced green onion and toasted tortilla wedges.
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Nutritional information for Haystacks

Calories: 526
Calories from Fat: 221

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.5g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1353mg 56%
Total Carbohydrates 56.5g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 4g ~
Protein 21.5g 43%
Vitamin A 19% Iron 23%
Vitamin C 24% Calcium 25%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs
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