Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

My kids like this casserole, they help make it. It's a money saver and I make this often. You can sprinkle your favorite cheese on top the last 1/2 hour of baking. This can be doubled for a potluck dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large skillet, cook and stir meat, onion and green pepper until meat is brown and vegetables are tender.
  3. Drain off fat.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, rice, salt, chili powder and pepper; heat through.
  5. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole.
  6. Cover bake 1 hour.


Most Helpful

I added 4 cloves of garlic to the onion while cooking the hamburger and omitted the green pepper. I also omitted the salt. I used no salt added diced tomatoes that have been soaking with onion and jalapeno peppers for a couple of days. I have to admit, I didn’t think the rice would cook but I went ahead and trusted. I tasted this once it cooled a bit, adding a little parmesan and the pepper, which I didn’t add during the cooking. I felt it was just ok at that point. Ate some for supper and thought it was better but still just ok. Next time I will cut the onion slices in half. It needs something to make it hold together though.

Kivryn August 29, 2008

This was incredible!!! I was a little hesitant to try this recipe, but I am so glad I did! I used ground turkey and I addded a little more salt. I also only added 1 very large onion. Three large onions seemed like alot! It tasted wonderful! This is so easy so I definatley will be making this soon! Thanks for a keeper!

Princess O April 24, 2007

This is to replace my original review w/o actually excluding it. My original gave this 4 stars - "This was very good, even with the substitutions I had to make for my diet - ground turkey instead of ground beef. I had bought crushed tomatoes and thought maybe I'd go ahead and use up the small tomato in the fridge and chopped that up too. I must have bought super huge onions, probably only used 1 1/2 sliced large onions. Everything tasted great together and BF enjoyed it, also (which is always a plus). Thank you for sharing. :) � Jul 24, 2006". Now, I would like to add that this dish is even better as leftovers. BF and I had the leftovers 2 days after I made it. The flavors had had more time to blend and it made this casserole even more enjoyable and I up my rating from 4 to 5! :)

blancpage March 09, 2007

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