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Tomato Beef and Rice Casserole

Here's a delicious dish that is very easy to make— and fast, too. The best thing, though, is that you mix everything in one bowl!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 cups canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Place in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 400° for 1-1/2 hours, stirring once or twice. Uncover during the last 15 minutes to brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 267 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • meeshell594
    Jan 9, 2013

    Super easy recipe! A snap to adjust taste preferences by changing spices and/or type of tomatoes. Did add more chili powder & garlic for my taste and used petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos. Next will try Italian-spiced tomatoes and dry Italian seasoning instead of chili powder. May even use bulk Italian sausage instead of ground beef. BTW you don't brown the meat. The juices and fat flavor the casserole and add moistness. Enjoy!

  • lilsoftballmom
    Jul 30, 2009

    Ya I think your right! Thanks so much! Cindy?

  • rachellestratton
    Jul 30, 2009

    Cindy, I'm going to say no. I haven't made this but guessing that it may dry the dish out if the ground beef is cooked. My mom use to brown her beef before making her cabbage rolls and they were always dry. I never cook mine but roll it up with rice and tomatoes and the rolls are never dry. This dish looks about the same.

  • lilsoftballmom
    Jul 30, 2009

    Do you Brown the ground beef first? ThanksCindy