Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 baking dish
with EVOO, set aside.
Boil brown rice in water on stovetop. Set aside
In a 12” pan, spray with EVOO or cooking spray,
add onion, garlic & jalapeno & sauté over
medium-high heat for 1 minute.
Add ground beef, breaking it up as it browns.
Cook for about 5 minutes & add peppers. Cook
for 3-4 minutes, or until meat is no longer
Add lime juice and seasonings. Stir to combine.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Remove from heat - add rice (see notes below),
tomato sauce, 1/4 cup of cheese & hot sauce (if
using) to the skillet and stir to mix well.
Pour mixture into baking dish. Top with
Cover with foil & bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil & bake an additional 10 minutes or
until cheese is melted & edges are bubbling.
Remove from oven & let cool for 10 minutes.
Top with hot sauce or sour cream!