Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

 




 

An easy, picky eater pleasing casserole that takes minutes to prepare and then just cooks in the oven while you get things done!




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Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

Quick Recipe
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Carrots, sliced
  • ½-1 lb Ground Beef, cooked
  • Cheddar or colby jack cheese, sliced about 9 pieces
Semi Homemade
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ½ to 1 lb (depending on preference) ground beef, cooked
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • Pacific Foods Mushroom gravy 13.9 ounces
  • ½ cup milk
  • Colby Jack or Medium Cheddar Cheese for topping
From Scratch
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup minced white button mushroom
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ½-1 lb Ground Beef, cooked
  • 1 Cup Carrots, sliced
  • Cheddar or colby Jack Cheese, sliced- about 9 slices
  • 1 Cup Long Grain White Rice

Directions

Quick Recipe

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×9″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Stir together the soup,rice, water, carrots, and beef. Place in the baking dish and bake for 90 minutes. Top with cheese slices and bake a few more minutes or until melted.

Semi Homemade

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×9″ baking dish.
  • Whisk together the water, mushroom gravy, and milk.
  • Add the mushroom mix, rice, cooked beef and carrots to a bowl and stir to combine. Dump into an 8×9″ baking dish and bake, uncovered for 90 minutes. Add slices of cheese and return to the oven for another couple of minutes or until the cheese is melted.

From Scratch

  • In a medium pan over medium heat, add the butter and melt. Whisk in the onion, garlic and mushrooms. Add the flour, whisking continually and cook for 30-60 seconds. Add the cream and broth and cook until thick. Season and remove from heat.
  • Heat the oven to 350 and spray an 8×9″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Place the cream mixture, rice, water, beef and carrots into the dish and stir to combine. Bake for 90 minutes, add the cheese and bake for a few more minutes or until melted.