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Cheeseburger Casserole

Casseroles are a favorite in my household so I make this recipe often. It is easy to assemble before hand and make when I get home from a busy day at work.—Sherilyn Charlton, Rockford, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch strips


  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the beef and onion; drain. Add water, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper; mix well. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Top with cheese; cover and let stand for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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  • Alice
    Apr 4, 2020

    The ketchup and mustard were a mistake. This was one time, not again meal. It is a good possibility the mustard was to strong for my taste. Next I'll just use the hamburger helper.

  • CMama22
    Oct 15, 2019

    I think this recipe as it stands is a great base for something really good! I used what I had on hand such as...I some chopped onion along with the white and light green parts of 4 scallions, and 2 large cloves of garlic cooked in with the beef. I used the ketchup along with dijon mustard, pickle relish and 1/4 C water. Along with the S

  • taunja_smith
    Jan 24, 2012

    Made this last night. I was surprised it tasted so good. It's nothing fancy but very quick and easy after a long day.

  • bluminidjit
    Jul 8, 2011

    I deleted the water and used left-over rice from yesterday's Chinese Take-out! Pretty Good!

  • yummypoptart31
    Nov 20, 2010

    I have to say.... I thought it was pretty gross. My smaller kids wouldn't even eat it. The only way my teens would eat it is if they covered it in salsa. Yah... they only ate it to not hurt my feelings. I'll be deleting this one from my recipe box.

  • 5xamom
    Aug 31, 2010

    I added crushed Doritos- the Cheeseburger ones. It was an added bonus with a good taste. My family of seven enjoyed this dish!

  • ruthie35
    Sep 2, 2009

    Just made this recipe for my family of five. Wonderful and quick recipe to make after a busy day of schooling at home and providing daycare. This will definetly be one for my Taste of Home recipe box!

  • missdianne
    Sep 16, 2008

    This was yummy and so easy to make. It tastes just like a cheeseburger. Will make again.