Rating: 3.87 stars
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4

Ground beef with rice in a tomato sauce.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Remove from skillet, and set aside. In the same pan, brown the ground beef until no pink shows; drain excess fat. Return the onion mixture to pan, and stir in mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cooked rice and tomato sauce. Top with sliced cheese, and allow to stand until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 21.3g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fat 28.7g; cholesterol 89.3mg; sodium 710mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (84)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
Thanks to previous reviewers, I knew ahead of time that this recipe needed some doctoring. So I skipped the butter and browned the ground beef with onions, twice the garlic, and some chopped green pepper. I didn't have mushrooms, so I added corn instead, plus a healthy amount of oregano, salt, and pepper. I covered the skillet with cheddar right before serving, and it came out great. Even my three-year-old ate it without any complaints. We will definitely be doing this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2006
I just don't get it; this was not tasty at all; very lifeless. I even used half spaghetti sauce, oregeno, doubled the garlic and added corn instead of mushrooms. There's no way around it... I wouldn't make it again. If you want a really good, crowd pleasing "rice mess" (we call it "tex-mex") just throw a can of your favorite chili in per cup of cooked rice. You can add corn or green chiles or whatever. Top it with cheddar and you're golden. Easy. Yummy. Serve tortilla chips on the side. Read More
(12)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
Thanks to previous reviewers, I knew ahead of time that this recipe needed some doctoring. So I skipped the butter and browned the ground beef with onions, twice the garlic, and some chopped green pepper. I didn't have mushrooms, so I added corn instead, plus a healthy amount of oregano, salt, and pepper. I covered the skillet with cheddar right before serving, and it came out great. Even my three-year-old ate it without any complaints. We will definitely be doing this again. Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2004
Easy and decent leftovers. I added some chopped green pepper into the mix as well and it reminded me of the best part of stuffed green peppers -- the filling! Nice recipe base to tailor to your tastes with spices. Thanks! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2003
This is soooo delicious. Pretty easy to make also. I didn't expect much out of this dish by the name, but it is surprisingly good. I recommend this dish to anyone. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 2 stars
05/15/2006
I just don't get it; this was not tasty at all; very lifeless. I even used half spaghetti sauce, oregeno, doubled the garlic and added corn instead of mushrooms. There's no way around it... I wouldn't make it again. If you want a really good, crowd pleasing "rice mess" (we call it "tex-mex") just throw a can of your favorite chili in per cup of cooked rice. You can add corn or green chiles or whatever. Top it with cheddar and you're golden. Easy. Yummy. Serve tortilla chips on the side. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
I think this recipe provides a good base, but like several of the previous reviews have stated: you have to add to this to really make it a great recipe. I didn't have fresh garlic on hand, so I used garlic powder instead to simmer with the onions in butter. Next, I added the ground beef, chopped green/red peppers, a can of mushrooms, some peperoni slices, the cooked rice, 2 cans of tomato soup (I didn't have tomato sauce on hand either), and some water. For seasonings, I added cumin, cajun seasoning, black pepper, salt, oregano, and italian seasoning. After simmering for a while, I added mozerella cheese instead of the cheddar (which was suggested by a previous reviewer). It was really delightful and my family of 6 really enjoyed it--there were no leftovers!! Thanks to M.Bolt for sending this recipe in! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
05/08/2003
this reminded me of a dish my mom used to cook when i was a kid that had the glamorous name of "gluck." it was always one of my favorites and now i can make it for my kids. thought it was really good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2004
This is a quick and easy one pot meal. I had left over rice so mine was even easier. I think if I make this again I will add a little italian seasoning to the mix and it was bland. My 22 month old daughter liked it though. I think it would also be good with a little chili power and cumin mixed in and substitute corn and black olives for the mushrooms to give it a mexican feel. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
I really enjoy this recipe. It is quick to make and usually I have all the ingredients on hand. I do add a can of corn to this. Fresh Italian bread goes great with this. It is a good recipe to adjust to your families personal tastes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2005
This is a simple and solid recipe; there is little 'wow' factor but it is tasty and easy to make. I used mozzarella cheese omitted the mushrooms and used seasoned spaghetti sauce--the amount prescribed by the recipe was fine-- and everyone in my very picky family ate it (probably because the taste is fairly nondescript). There is no need to remove the onion and garlic once sauted however you can just dump the beef in with it. As another reviewer said cumin and oregano were nice additions. Read More
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