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Cheesy Beef and Tomato Bake

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy this cheesy casserole packed with ground beef and rice – a delicious dinner ready in a little less than an hour.

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
1
(1-oz.) pkg. onion soup mix
2
medium tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant rice
1 1/2
cups water
1
medium tomato, sliced
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish or 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in soup mix, chopped tomatoes, rice and water. Bring to a boil. Pour into sprayed baking dish. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Uncover; top with tomato slices; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish or 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in soup mix, chopped tomatoes, rice and water. Bring to a boil. Pour into sprayed baking dish. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Uncover; top with tomato slices; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

One and one-half cups of canned diced tomatoes can be used in place of the fresh chopped tomatoes. Drain them well.

Bring the mixture to a boil as directed in the recipe. Spoon mixture into a microwave-safe casserole. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Uncover and top with tomato slices and cheese; microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese melts.

To make Cheesy Beef Stuffed Baked Tomatoes, prepare the recipe but do not top it with tomato and cheese. Spoon the baked mixture into 8 large hollowed-out tomatoes. Arrange the stuffed tomatoes in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake at 400 °F. for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes are hot and the cheese melts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
31g
31%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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