A delicious cheesy beefy rice casserole that is perfect for a busy weeknight meal! Everyone will be satisfied!
I absolutely love casseroles because you can add a lot of different things in them, they are very filling, and they are usually pretty quick to prepare. For this casserole, I had a couple of things from the garden that really needed to be used up.
For most recipes, I try to use things from the garden before they go bad, or I try to freeze them. For tomatoes, I try to save quite a bit of them until I have enough to make tomato sauce, then I will freeze it.
I only had a few cherry tomatoes, so in the casserole they went. If you only have canned diced tomatoes on hand, you can always use 1/2 can. I would think 1 full-can would be a little too much. I will probably try this recipe is winter since tomatoes will be out season. They almost are here now.
Another really simple casserole recipe that I absolutely love is this chicken, broccoli, & pasta skillet casserole, another favorite is this delicious loaded potato casserole, and another great one is this tasty beef taco skillet casserole! All of those are reader favorites and pretty popular.
What are some of your favorite casseroles? I am always on the hunt for new casserole recipes to try!
- ½ pound ground beef
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 10 cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1 large yellow, red, or green pepper, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups of rice, cooked
- 1 cup of cheese, I used sharp cheddar - what I had on-hand
- Prepare your ground beef mixture, by adding the ground beef, and taco seasoning. Cook until the beef is fully-cooked. Add in the jalapeno pepper, cherry tomatoes, and pepper. Mix everything together and allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste, if necessary.
- Mix in the cooked rice, and ½ cup of cheese. If you are not using a skillet where you cannot put it in the oven, please add the mixture to a medium-sized baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Broil under the cheese has melted and is browned a little.