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

This is a really tasty, easy to put together casserole that your whole family will enjoy. The original recipe came from the label on a jar of pasta sauce. I use a smooth pasta sauce with tomato and romano cheese in it to make this but you could easily experiment with different types or use home-made.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the rice in a greased casserole dish.
  2. Cover the bottom evenly with the rice.
  3. Sprinkle with the capsicum and onion.
  4. Pour over half the pasta sauce.
  5. Layer the kidney beans on top of the sauce and then spread the uncooked mince over the top of that.
  6. Pour over the remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with the bacon and cheese.
  7. Bake, covered, at 180 degrees C for 1 hour.
  8. Remove the lid for the last 10 minutes to brown the cheese.


Most Helpful

When I went to rate this dish, I had a look to see if you had listed your recipe as "Comfort Food". Bingo! You did. Just as well! *wink* This recipe is certainly comfort food. It is BIG on flavour and amazingly easy to prepare. Our house smelt divine and I can tell you we were watching the oven to will the cheese to hurry up and brown. For some silly reason I have never rinsed my tinned kidney beans before this. I am here to swear that it is really worth that little extra step. It certainly changes and enhances the flavour of the meal. Dale, thank you for a terrific recipe. This will fast become a family favourite.

Chrissyo February 03, 2003

followed all the steps and after 60 mins at 180c in a fan oven nothing was properly cooked. otherwise very tasty !

tmb2610 February 11, 2006

This was so easy to prepare - a great week night meal, you would probably have most of the ingredients on hand. The flavours were lovely - I used chickpeas as I had no kidney beans in the cupboard and it tasted great. Leftovers were great the next day. Thanks Dale!

Annetty September 08, 2005

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