Hearty Brown Rice and Ground Beef Casserole

A Cheesy, Comforting One-Dish Meal
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A Cheesy, Comforting One-Dish Meal

Hearty Brown Rice and Ground Beef Casserole

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Rest Time 4 mins Total Time 39 mins
Cooking Temp: 173  °C Servings: 6 Estimated Cost: 15 Calories: 310
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

This recipe combines a creamy blend of peas, condensed soup, and cheese baked together for a satisfying dinner. It's a comforting one-dish meal that will please both kids and adults alike.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. 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. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Mix cream of celery soup, soy sauce, milk, salt, and pepper in a 2-quart baking dish. Stir in cooked ground beef, uncooked instant brown rice, and frozen peas.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Top with Cheddar cheese and continue baking until rice is tender and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Equipment

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 446kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g53%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 987mg42%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

  • Use lean ground beef for a healthier option. Ground turkey also works well.
  • Substitute cream of chicken or cream of celery soup for different flavors.
  • Add diced onions and garlic for extra flavor. Sauté them with the beef.
  • Top with French fried onions or crushed crackers in the last 5 minutes of baking for a crunchy topping.

Keywords: ground beef, brown rice, casserole, cheese, peas, cream of mushroom soup, one-dish meal

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use regular long grain rice instead of instant rice?

Yes, but you'll need to pre-cook it before adding to the casserole, and increase the liquid slightly.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, portion into freezer containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

How can I make this healthier?

Use lean ground beef or turkey, low-fat cheese and milk, and reduced-sodium soup. Add extra veggies like diced carrots and celery.

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