Beef and Rice

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings

This simple, hearty beef and rice dish is a comforting favorite of everyone.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sliced green onions
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 pound lean ground sirloin
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt added tomatoe sauce
2/3 cup canned beef consomme
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups cooked rice
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute celery, green onions, garlic and green pepper until tender, about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook until browned, about 6 minutes, stirring until it crumbles. Drain off any excess grease. Add tomato sauce, consomme, oregano, basil, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Mix cooked rice and pour into a 3-quart casserole coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with the cheese, if desired.  Bake, covered, about 30 minutes.

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