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Microwave Beef Casserole

 Microwave Beef Casserole
"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."
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.