3/4 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 c. white rice
3 c. water
1 tsp. olive oil
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper
1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
In a skillet, brown the ground beef with onion. Drain the excess fat. Set aside. In a 8-inch square baking dish, combine rice, water, oil, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in cooked beef and onions and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven, uncover and fluff with fork. Top with shredded cheese and return to oven. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese has melted. (See tips for high altitude)
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Tips: This was a simple, tasty casserole that was good for the whole family. I found that my casserole needed about 10 extra minutes with the foil off before I put the cheese on and back in the oven. I think this was probably just a high altitude thing since rice takes longer to cook up here.
Recipe from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook