Texas-Style Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
Ground Beef and Rice Casserole. Diana Rattray
  • 85 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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This ground beef casserole recipe is a Texas style hash made with lean ground beef, rice, chopped onions and peppers, and tomatoes, along with seasonings.

The simple list of ingredients makes it a cinch to fix and bake. I topped the casserole (pictured) with a chopped pepper (it was a very large pepper and the rings would have been huge) and added shredded cheddar cheese just before it was done baking.

Serve this easy one-dish meal with a salad and cornbread or biscuits for a satisfying family dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup cooked long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional

How to Make It

  1. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. When onions are softened and translucent, add garlic and green pepper; cook for about 2 minutes longer, or until green pepper is softened. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Transfer the beef and rice mixture to the baking dish; cover with lid or foil and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  1. Remove the cover or foil and top with shredded cheese, if desired. Return to the oven for about 10 minutes longer.

Serves 4 to 6.

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