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

This is an old old recipe, My grandmother use to make this back in the late 40's early 50's , My Mom use to fix this when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's, I fix it for my family and now my Daughter makes it for her fiance. obviously it's a family favorite. The only thing different from this recipe posted here is that my grandma's recipe called for oatmeal in place of breadcrumbs.

Sassie F. August 17, 2015

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!

Oldfardt March 07, 2011

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.

Barb in WNY April 08, 2009

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