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Better than the Freezer Aisle: Copy Cat Weight Watchers Diet Santa Fe Beans and Rice

This copycat freezer aisle recipe is a great alternative for those over processed, high in sodium diet freezer meals. You get the benefit of a low point meal and the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself!
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Better than the Freezer Aisle: Copy Cat Weight Watchers Diet Santa Fe Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Kidney (Dark Red) Beans, Canned
  • 8 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cups Salsa
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Sour Cream, Fat Free
  • 15 ounces drain Whole Kernel Corn, Canned
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Mild, 2%, Shredded
  • 4 cups cook Brown Rice, Short-Grain
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

Freezer Containers

  • 8 Quart Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Cooking Sprays
  • Labels
  • Baking Pan, 8x8s

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 1 cup
  • 349 Calories
  • 4g Fat
  • 2g Sat Fat
  • 11mg Cholesterol
  • 1229mg Sodium
  • 59mg Potassium
  • 59g Carbs
  • 11g Fiber
  • 7g Sugar
  • 21g Protein
  • 9 WW+ Points
  • 9 WW SmartPoints

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomato sauce, salsa, taco seasoning, sour cream, corn, half of the cheese and cooked rice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Combine.
  3. Transfer to a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 5-10 minutes longer until cheese is melted.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomato sauce, salsa, taco seasoning, sour cream, corn, half of the cheese and cooked rice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Combine.
  3. Transfer to a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 5-10 minutes longer until cheese is melted.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Divide among indicated number of quart freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in microwave for 1-2 minutes, until heated through.

8 Comments

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    1. WW=
      Calories 260
      Fat 6g
      Sodium 580mg
      Carbs 39g
      Sugar 5g
      Protein 11g

      This receipe=
      Calories 349
      Fat 4g
      Sodium 1229mg
      Carbs 59g
      Sugar 7g
      Protein 21g

      Calories went up, Carbs went up significantly, and the sodium content skyrocketed! This isn’t healthy!! I know that Once a Month Meals said it was for 8 servings… that doesn’t make sense. If you divided all of them by 8 then only the sodium makes sense and none of the other values make sense.

    1. Hey, Heather! We had our MenuBuilder team double check and they still came up 9 points for this recipe. We’re happy to make changes when appropriate (maybe you know something we don’t? 😄) but in the meantime, we’re going to leave this one at 9. Thanks!

  1. The “Lean Cuisine” version blows WW’s version away in every regard, including taste. I’ll hold out for a copycat recipe of the LC version :.(

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