Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese

Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese


"I made this recipe quite a few years ago and it's still one of my husband and my favorites. My husband calls it heaven on a spoon!"


55 m servings 882 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 882 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.9g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 37.1 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 2124 mg
  • 85%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 1-quart baking dish.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the condensed tomato soup and chili powder; cook until heated through.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the rice into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and cover with 1/3 of the ground beef mixture. Place 2 slices of processed cheese over the meat, then cover with 2 more layers of rice and meat. Arrange the remaining 6 slices of cheese over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole has heated through and the cheese is bubbly and browned, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 125 Ratings


This dish tastes awesome, but you do have to make some changes. First of all, I cooked the rice in the rice cooker first and I decreased the amount of ground beef, and the cans of tomato soup. ...

This recipe is just not right. Where do I start--First of all, it calls for a 1 qt baking dish. This is impossible considering it calls for 3 cans of soup which is almost a quart in itself. I...

This does have a pretty nice taste to it. I made it for my husband and myself one Sunday night when we wanted something quick and tasty. We used ground turkey instead of beef and liked the way t...

We really enjoyed this with the personal adjustments. It's a great idea, which is why I gave it a shot. I have a rice cooker, so I cooked 2 c of rice. While the rice was cooking I sauted red oni...

Had to adjust some of the measurements. Used Sharp chedder cheese and added garlic powder. It was easy and my whole family LOVED it. Had leftovers last night and my husband calls from work today...

yum! i thought this came out really tasty! my boyfriend was afraid of it, but he ended up liking it too. i used ground turkey instead of beef. and also added some fried onions on top before i pu...

I adapted this a little differently by substituting a cup of salsa for one can of tomato sauce, and adding peppers and onions to the hamburger while cooking. Topped with taco cheese blend and cr...

This was terrible! My family and I were trying out new recipes this month, and I saw that this had good ratings. So it sounded good... Its not! I my have put too much cheese on it or something, ...

This was very good. I added more rice and only two cans of soup. I also added onions and garlic and used chedder instead of velveeta. We will definitely make this again.