Recipe By BIFAERIE79
Published Oct 16th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 1 9x13-inch casserole Calories 304.5

My mother used to make this ground beef casserole for my brother and I when we were kids. Very filling. Takes well to additions and alterations.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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. 3 Mix ground beef, brown rice, peas, soup, milk, soy sauce, and garlic together in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top with Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese. Cover the baking dish with a lid or foil.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 304.5
  • Carbohydrate 26.3 g
  • Cholesterol 56.8 mg
  • Fat 13.5 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.4 g
  • Sodium 680.4 mg
  • Sugar 3 g

Chef's Notes

This freezes well so I like to make this when I do my OAMC. I put the mixture (without the cheese) into gallon-sized zip-top bags and freeze.


  1. I changed it to jasmine rice - but all of our kids love this meal - and it's so simple. I end up doubling it - and adding a full bag of each (frozen corn and frozen peas).
  2. 1.4.21 Made half of this recipe today specifically for luncheon portions. I baked in small tasting bowls, served with fresh oranges (sliced tomatoes or a small salad would be nice also) for what turned out to be a really tasty lunch…SURPRISINGLY tasty I’d like to say. Recipe submitter says this takes well to additions and - Read more ...