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Microwave Beef Casserole Recipe

"This microwave dish is great when time is short," writes Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. "I sometimes use cooked wild rice instead. Add a vegetable and crusty rolls for a delicious dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 5 large fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 package (6 ounces) seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Crumble beef into a microwave-safe 3-qt. dish; add onion. Loosely cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring twice; drain. Stir in rice and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in soup, almonds and mushrooms.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix, butter and remaining water; spoon over beef mixture. Microwave, uncovered, for 1-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 510 calories, 30 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 988 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.