Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is my old roommates recipe - we used to fix this all the time. It's a tasty, one dish dinner. The "crust" is a "meatloaf" mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Combine ground beef, 1/2 a can of tomato sauce, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper & spices.
  2. Pat mixture down & up sides of a 9 inch pie plate (I use a deep dish).
  3. Set aside.
  4. Filling: Combine rice, all the remaining tomato sauce (1 1/2 cans), 1 cup water & 1/2 cup of cheese.
  5. Pour on top of crust.
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with rest of cheese & bake 10 -15 more minutes or.
  8. until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

Very good recipe when prepared as written. I have also made this by adding a pouch of taco seasoning to the meat mixture and substituting a can of tomato sauce with a undrained can of Rotel tomatos and chilis. Very good either way!

I'm so glad I found this recipe. I use to make it years ago but lost the recipe. It was delicious. Thanks for posting.

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We did not really care for this dish. There were just too many different flavors going on all at once for us. I don't have a deep dish pie plate and I think that is definately a necessity for this recipe as mine was oozing out and making a mess in the oven. Also, the recipe doesn't specify but I would suggest using very lean ground beef because I used the 85/15 and mine was still quite greasy. Thanks for sharing!