This is a main course dish. Add a green vegetable and a salad and you have a meal. Great for leftovers! You can use low-fat cheese to make this dish leaner.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion soup mix, 8 ounces tomato sauce, chopped onion, bread crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Mix thoroughly and press into a 9 inch pie plate.

  • In a medium bowl, combine instant rice, water, 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, basil, and rosemary. Mix well and pour over meat layer. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Return pie to oven for an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

473.3 calories; 24.3 g protein; 40.6 g carbohydrates; 76.7 mg cholesterol; 1452.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
This is fairly similar to one that has been in our family for a few generations. A casserole dish works well if you do not have a DEEP DISH pie pan (a regular pie pan is too small). We skip the onion soup mix. As the recipe says use LEAN ground beef not the 80-85% type. We also add in 1 cup of mixed veggies into the beef mixture. Otherwise everything else is the same and it is always enjoyed by old and young alike. Serve with warm buttermilk biscuits and butter and you have a great meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2003
After reading the extreme difference in reviews I was a little unsure about how this would turn out. I have to admit being disappointed. First I had to bake it for about twice as long. Second it wasn't terribly appetizing to look at. And third it didn't smell very appetizing. Hate to be so crude but it's true. I have had great success with most recipes on this website that have high ratings and was disappointed with this one. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever fixed but it certainly wasn't the best. The rice topping was really strange and I just didn't care for it. Had to cover it in more than 1/2 C cheese just so we didn't have to look at it. One last thing - I didn't even try putting it in a 9 inch pie plate. I can't imagine that it would all fit. I used a small casserole dish instead. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2003
After reading the extreme difference in reviews I was a little unsure about how this would turn out. I have to admit being disappointed. First I had to bake it for about twice as long. Second it wasn't terribly appetizing to look at. And third it didn't smell very appetizing. Hate to be so crude but it's true. I have had great success with most recipes on this website that have high ratings and was disappointed with this one. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever fixed but it certainly wasn't the best. The rice topping was really strange and I just didn't care for it. Had to cover it in more than 1/2 C cheese just so we didn't have to look at it. One last thing - I didn't even try putting it in a 9 inch pie plate. I can't imagine that it would all fit. I used a small casserole dish instead. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
The only thing I can say is that this recipe is a 5 Star recipe as written what some are missing is that this makes a great leftover and only need to be re- heated in the microwave oven for a second meal. It must be made with lean ground beef or it will be very wet. I tried higher fat content ground beef and the recipe does not work well. There are few recipes my wife want as left overs and this is one of them. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
This is fairly similar to one that has been in our family for a few generations. A casserole dish works well if you do not have a DEEP DISH pie pan (a regular pie pan is too small). We skip the onion soup mix. As the recipe says use LEAN ground beef not the 80-85% type. We also add in 1 cup of mixed veggies into the beef mixture. Otherwise everything else is the same and it is always enjoyed by old and young alike. Serve with warm buttermilk biscuits and butter and you have a great meal. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2003
First of all I FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS!! I had to cook it twice as long and the texture was not good at all to say the least. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2005
Tasted good but the direction should say to put it in a deep dish pie pan. The rice was heaping over so when I put the cheese on for the last 10 minutes some of it melted off the top - to the bottom of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2004
I thought this recipe was very good. I added some extra italian spices and baked it in a 9x13 dish instead of a pie pan. It turned out great and cooked through in the time specified in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2003
I found this dish very good!! I had no problem with the cooking time but I did have to use a larger pan. I also used more cheese but that was a preference. I am an incredibly picky eater but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Even on day 2 and 3. It does reheat very well. I would suggest using a ground meat with less grease though. The bottom was a little greasy but it was good and I must say that the people who had to cook it twice as long must have done something in error. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2003
Good freshly made and even better heated in the microwave for 5 minutes after sitting in the freezer for a few weeks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2006
I didn't think this was anything spectacular. I would use this for an occasional weeknight meal because it is easy can be thrown together quickly and quite cheap to make. Everything cooked just right in my oven. I put a solid tsp of all three herbs into the rice mixture I think the flavor would have been lacking if I hadn't. Read More
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