Picky eaters are going to love this Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole. Mom called it busy day casserole because it’s a quick and easy dinner.
Alright, this Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole recipe is definitely not my norm, but it is who I am and it happens to be a recipe that I get a crazy amount of emails about. A long time ago (and seriously, check out the picture and you’ll laugh your heart out at how little I knew about food photography), I posted a recipe called Busy Day Casserole and it has been one of my top recipes for years now. It never disappears from the most viewed recipes. In fact, a lot of our hamburger recipe ideas are our top recipes. You can find them all here.
People love this cheesy ground beef and rice casserole, and while it’s totally simple I know why. This quick and easy dinner idea with ground beef and melted cheese is in fact the cure for all picky eaters. It’s very dependent on you for the seasoning so for picky eaters it’s perfect, but if you want more flavor season it well or add in more vegetables. If you wanted to try something similar, but with chicken, try this!
1 lb of ground beef.
2 diced onions.
2 tsps of garlic powder.
1 small can of tomato sauce.
1 cup of cooked rice.
1 cup of chicken broth.
1 cup of sour cream.
2 cups of shredded cheese.
Salt, pepper and oregano.
1 cup of frozen peas.
In a sprayed skillet over high heat, roast the onions for a few minutes and mix in the ground beef and garlic. Brown the ground beef then turn down the heat to medium and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
Mix in the rice, peas, tomato sauce, 1 cup of cheese and broth and let simmer for 3 minutes.
Put the mixture in a casserole dish and bake in a preheated oven to 350° for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle the cheese and sour cream mixture over the top and bake for 15 more minutes.
Easy, peasy and cheesy! This ground beef casserole is super easy to prepare and very delicious. Give it a shot, you will love it!