Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 50 mins | Total time: 1 hr | Servings: 6
This casserole is the creamiest casserole you’ll ever make! It’s super easy to whip up using pantry-friendly ingredients. Make sure to give this cheesy ground beef and rice casserole a try very soon. I know you’ll love every bit of this!
3 tbsp butter, separated
1 pound ground beef, 85% lean
1 ¼ c. uncooked white long-grain rice, (not instant rice)
1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
¾ c. onions, diced
2 ½ c. beef broth
1 tbsp garlic, minced
8 ounces sliced button mushrooms, washed
½ c. sour cream
½ c. milk, any kind
2 c. cheddar cheese, separated
10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup
How to make Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.
Step 2: In a large pot, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Stir in the salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings as the beef cooks.
Step 3: When done, drain the excess grease and transfer it to a plate. Tent the ground beef mixture with a foil.
Step 4: In the same pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter has melted, add the diced onions to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes until tender. Then, add the garlic and continue to cook for another minute.
Step 5: Add the beef broth to the pot along with butter and rice. Stir well until incorporated. Bring this to a boil, then decrease to a simmer. Put the lid on and tightly cover the pot. Cook for additional 10 minutes.
Step 6: Remove the cover and add the mushrooms to the pot. Cover again and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes more. You can refer to the package direction for the exact cooking time of the rice. At this point, DO NOT STIR THE RICE.
Step 7: Turn the heat off, but leave the cover on. Let the casserole stand for about 10 minutes, undisturbed.
Step 8: To the pot, add the ground beef along with the cream of mushroom soup, milk, sour cream, and half of the cheese. Stir well until incorporated.
Step 9: To a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, transfer everything and top with the rest of the cheese.
Step 10: Tent the casserole and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for about 20 minutes until done.
Calories: 480kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 116mg, Sodium: 1085mg, Potassium: 650mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 714IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 354mg, Iron: 3mg