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Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole

Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole. Imagine juicy ground beef, fluffy rice, and melty cheese all coming together in one glorious, easy-to-make casserole. It’s the kind of dish that makes you feel warm and cozy with every bite.

Let me take you back to my childhood when my mom used to whip up this casserole on those chilly nights. The aroma would fill the house, and we couldn’t wait to dig in. This dish was always a favorite, not just because of its comforting flavors but also because of the love that went into making it. It’s hearty, delicious, and perfect for feeding a hungry family.

What I love most about this recipe is its simplicity. With just a few pantry staples and a bit of time, you can create a meal that’s sure to become a family favorite. It’s also incredibly versatile—feel free to add your favorite veggies or switch up the cheese to suit your taste. This casserole is a lifesaver for busy weeknights and makes excellent leftovers too!

Recipe Summary

This Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole combines juicy ground beef, fluffy rice, and melty cheese into one comforting dish. It’s quick to make, versatile, and perfect for feeding a family. Enjoy this hearty meal on busy weeknights or whenever you need a touch of comfort.

Exciting Story

Every time I make this Hamburger Rice Casserole, it brings back memories of family dinners where laughter filled the air. My husband loves it because it reminds him of his grandma’s cooking, and the kids can’t get enough of it. We’ve even made it a tradition to cook this casserole together, with everyone having a role—my husband browns the beef, the kids stir the rice, and I handle the cheese. It’s a bonding experience that makes the meal taste even better. This casserole isn’t just food; it’s a way to create lasting memories with loved ones.

Why This Hamburger Rice Casserole?

Selling Points:

  • Quick and Easy: Minimal prep time and simple ingredients make this a go-to recipe.
  • Versatile: Add your favorite vegetables or switch up the cheese.
  • Family Favorite: A comforting dish that everyone loves.

ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 cup white rice, uncooked
1 small onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 ½ cups beef broth
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: chopped parsley for garnish

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How to Make Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole

  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the Beef:
    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon.
    Drain any excess fat.
  3. Sauté Vegetables:
    Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet.
    Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mix Ingredients:
    Stir in the uncooked rice, cream of mushroom soup, diced tomatoes with their juice, and beef broth.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Assemble and Bake:
    Pour the beef and rice mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
    Remove the foil, sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve:
    Let the casserole rest for 5 minutes before serving.
    Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
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