Recipe By Suzanne Cook
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 4 to 6 servings Calories 542.5

This beef, veggies and rice casserole is easy to make and a family favorite.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 slices processed American cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart (8 inch round) casserole dish.
  2. 2 In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir in instant rice, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. 3 In a medium skillet over high heat, brown ground beef with onions and green pepper. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and chili powder. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. 4 Stir cooked rice into the beef mixture. Mix in the corn, salt and pepper.
  5. 5 Pour the mixture into prepared casserole dish. Cut the American cheese slices in half and place over the top.
  6. 6 Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 542.5
  • Carbohydrate 64.5 g
  • Cholesterol 70.1 mg
  • Fat 21.1 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 23.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.3 g
  • Sodium 720.3 mg
  • Sugar 7.3 g

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  1. This was very good. I made this a lot easier though. Bought diced tomatoes with green pepper already in them. Only needed to use 1 pan as well. Brown ground beef and drain. Add all ingredients including uncooked rice. Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. Put cheese slices on top and they melt just fine. Rice - Read more ...
  2. We just got done eating this so I thought I'd write a quick review. This was pretty good with the changes I made based on other reviews. I added a large clove of garlic minced a can of drained black beans and a large red pepper instead of green. I used the full 2 tablespoons - Read more ...
  3. This is a simple easy quick dinner and my kids loved it. The only thing I did differently was I added black beans and 2 cloves of garlic. I also added a packet of mild Chili seasoning because I felt it was a little bland. Instead of sliced cheese I used a fiesta blend cheese - Read more ...
  4. I followed recipe except I used chopped celery instead of bell pepper..Excellent quick entree...
  5. We absolutely loved this. I made it to recipe and added a small can chopped green chilis. Served with corn muffins.
  6. Everyone in my family loved this when I served it for dinner last night! I have to please picky eaters ages 6 to 60 so that says alot! Made it again & added a can of black beans - awesome!
  7. I thought this was a little bland. I did only use 1 Tbsp chili powder for the kids' sake but I could probably have used the 2 the recipe calls for. The flavor was very tomatoey and the meat didn't have much taste. I will probably make this again but next time I'll add garlic - Read more ...
  8. I made this for my daycare kids lunch and they loved it!! I thought it was great! Very easy and fast. Changes I made: Used long grain white rice (not instant) half an onion 2 red mini sweet bell peppers added 1 clove garlic chopped 1 can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies grated cheddar - Read more ...
  9. This was great! We all loved it. I doubled the bell pepper used brown rice instead of instant white and shredded cheddar instead of processed American and I also added Tabasco and Worcestershire for some spice. Definitely a keeper at our house.