Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole – An Irresistible Family Favorite

Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole that is not only easy to prepare but also leaves a lasting impression on your taste buds. This savory dish, a unanimous hit in our household, has received rave reviews even from the toughest critics. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to recreate this irresistible recipe that might just earn you a few requests for an encore.


  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 2 cups cooked rice
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 2 bell peppers, chopped (any color)
  5. 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  6. 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  11. Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in the chopped bell peppers, cooked rice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook and stir the mixture until peppers are tender and everything is heated through.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Conclusion: In conclusion, this Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole is a true crowd-pleaser, and it’s not surprising that my husband couldn’t resist going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds). The blend of ground beef, colorful bell peppers, and perfectly cooked rice, all smothered in a layer of gooey cheddar cheese, creates a harmony of flavors that will make this dish a staple in your family dinners. So, go ahead, try out this recipe, and let the compliments roll in as your loved ones savor every delicious bite of this irresistible casserole. Don’t be surprised if, like me, you find yourself ignoring your husband’s request to refrain from making it again – some recipes are just too good to resist!

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