Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese Recipe -
Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Ground Beef and Rice with Cheese

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2009

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 that turned out- however, I love cheese and I think next time I might ad twice as much. Just wasn't quite enough for me. Also, didn't fit in a 1 Qt casserole- I had to use my 2 Qt.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2009

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. Lastly, I used regular cheddar instead of velveeta.

Apr 20, 2009

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 made the recipe tonight and didn't find it anything special. There is way too much chili powder. Rice cannot be properly cooked using 1 cup water to 1 cup rice. There should be 2 cups of water. I feel I wasted food tonight.

Sep 09, 2009

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 onion (half salted)and garlic (3 cloves), then the lb of beef. I seasoned the beef with cajun & montreal steak seasoning. Instead of tom.soup I used 6oz Ragu and 5T of restaurant stlye salsa and eye-balled the chili powder. In place of the Velveta I used real colby/jack, american, and provolone. Then, yes and then I topped it off with French's french fried onions.

Sep 21, 2010

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 and says"I don't care what you girls eat for dinner tonight, but the rest og the beef and rice is mine." :-)

Apr 07, 2009

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 put it in the oven. i like the simple ingredients cause i had all of them on hand. :D

Mar 15, 2011

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 crushed tortilla chips. My very picky 5 year old loved it, so it was a success!

Apr 30, 2010

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.


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  • Calories
  • 882 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 37.1 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 2124 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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