This ground beef casserole with rice is the perfect casserole for using whatever you have lying around in your fridge.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell pepper, tomato, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and stir until pepper has slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Strain 1/2 of the liquid from the canned diced tomatoes into the mixture.

  • Stir diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper into the ground beef mixture. Simmer until some of the liquid has reduced, about 10 minutes. Add rice and mix well. Transfer to a casserole dish and sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is heated through and cheese is melted, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use any shredded cheese you like.

Nutrition Facts

230.2 calories; protein 15.4g 31% DV; carbohydrates 17.8g 6% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 48.6mg 16% DV; sodium 346.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I hope this doesn't hurt the author's feelings, but this recipe reminds me of an OLD Hamburger Helper recipe that they made back in the 70's and early 80's. We loved that and this recipe is much improved upon that one! I made this on top of the stove in a stock pot. I added 2 teaspoons beef bouillon, and next time I will add a bit more. The recipe is really wonderful and my husband and adult son loved it! My son is very hard to please, and when he heard that this reminded me of an old H.H. box recipe, well, he was reluctant to even taste it. When he did - the look of happiness came over his face and he went back for seconds too! My husband asked for this recipe to be added to our dinner roster! Haha. Try this, and try it on top of the stove it is delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We eat vegan, so I substituted 1 lb of Beyond Beef and 1/2 lb Beyond Sausage. I used half a large onion (because a TBS is too little), added a jalapeno (because we like a little more spice), and threw in 1/2 cup of frozen peas. I only had one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, so diced a fresh large tomato to compensate for the additional 14 oz. My wife and I both liked it. I was nervous about adding so much (vegan) Worcestershire sauce, but it made it much tastier. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. It is good comfort food and for a household of two will last for 2-3 more meals. Read More