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Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice Recipe

Sometimes I really just want a quick and easy ground beef recipe that doesn’t involve cheese. Just ground beef casserole with rice in the oven. It makes such an easy healthy recipe the kids will love!

ground beef casserole with basmati rice

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice

I adapted this recipe from my sister-in-law who throws food together as she sees fit and it always tastes amazing. It doesn’t hurt that it always has that Moroccan touch, with lots of spices and good things. This ground beef casserole is very simple using cumin and paprika, some moroccan staple spices, to pull it all together.

This is one of those easy one-pot recipes that you can whip up on a busy weeknight. No green pepper? No problem – just use a different pepper or leave it out altogether.

ground beef casserole with green peppers and rice

The other thing that made this recipe such a cinch to put together is my new 8″ Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating. It’s 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free and has a cool-looking honeycomb pattern on the bottom. This pan is just the right size to cook just about whatever you want.

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Ground Beef Casserole

First of all, when you are cooking using this frying pan, you don’t have to think about using oil or butter. I added the ground beef for this recipe to a dry frying pan and the meat still didn’t stick.

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice in the Ozeri Green Earth Non-Stick Frying Pan

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice in the Ozeri Green Earth Non-Stick Frying Pan

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice in the Ozeri Green Earth Non-Stick Frying Pan

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin generous
  • 1 tsp paprika generous
  • 2 tomatoes chopped or 1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat, add a little oil if needed.
  2. Brown the ground beef and then add the onion and green pepper, cook until tender.
  3. Meanwhile cook rice according to directions.
  4. Add spices and tomatoes to beef mixture and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Adjust the spices to your taste.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes
You can cook the rice in the beef mixture just watch the water content.

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice Recipe

Ground Beef Casserole with Basmati Rice Recipe. Looking for recipes with ground beef and veggies? This one is quick, easy and healthy.

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin (generous)
  • 1 tsp paprika (generous)
  • 2 to matoes (chopped or 1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • saltpepper to taste
  • water
  • oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat, add a little oil if needed.
  2. Brown the ground beef and then add the onion and green pepper, cook until tender.
  3. Meanwhile cook rice according to directions.
  4. Add spices and tomatoes to beef mixture and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Adjust the spices to your taste.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake until bubbly.

Alternately, you can cook the rice in the beef mixture just watch the water content.

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Julie

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

When do you add the cooked rice?

Vicki

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Add the cooked rice to the casserole pan and then the meat mixture before baking. Thanks Julie!

RICHARD HICKS

Monday 30th of June 2014

Looks like a tasty casserole. Rice makes it healthier too.

Holly E

Thursday 19th of June 2014

This recipe looks so tasty! I can't wait to try it.

Robin Wilson

Thursday 19th of June 2014

I'm not sure what Basmati rice is, but the casserole looks delicious! So good in fact, that I could eat it for breakfast I am so hungry now! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki

Thursday 19th of June 2014

Robin your comments always make me chuckle! :)