Monday, November 29, 2010

Grandma's Rice

The picture doesn't do this justice. I love casseroles, especially ones with rice and ground beef. This one I found a few months ago and made it tonight to bring to a friend who is a new mom. The recipe can be found at but after making a few of my own modifications (like omitting olives and bacon), I'm writing out the details here.

1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion (I used dried minced onion)
1/2 cup shopped green pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 bag frozen corn
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (optional) - I omitted
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp melted butter

  • Cook the beef, onion and green pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the cooked rice, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, garlic powder and (optional) salt. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Add 1 cup of cheese, stir until melted.
  • Transfer to a greased baking dish (I used 9 x 13-in). Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Toss bread crumbs with the melted butter and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
We like eating this with french bread. Enjoy!

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