Budget Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by JulieDRD

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.

Top Review by Kivryn

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.

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.

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