Texas-Style Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

Texas-Style Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

This ground beef and rice casserole is a snap to prepare and bake. The beef is browned with onions and then mixed with rice, seasonings, and tomatoes.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  3. Step 3

    Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the sliced onions and continue cooking until the onions are softened and the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain and discard the excess fat.
  4. Step 4

    Add the garlic and bell pepper to the ground beef mixture and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  5. Step 5

    To the skillet, add the tomatoes, tomato paste, cooked rice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to blend the ingredients thoroughly. Transfer the beef and rice mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    If desired, sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the casserole. Return the casserole to the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes longer.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the casserole to a rack and divide among 4 plates.
  8. Step 8

    Serve with beans, if desired, along with your favorite toppings.