Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beef & Rice Casserole

You could very easily turn this into an oven casserole dish. Everything in this is cooked already, so the time that it's cooking in the crockpot, the flavors are just meshing. Be sure to add salt to the rice when you cook it (probably the night before). I forgot, and it was very bland. I had to add a few things to spice it up a bit.

What's Needed:
1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 C. green bell pepper, cut finely
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
About 2 T. of Adobo without pepper
ABout 1 T. of Parmesan cheese
1 small can reduced-fat, low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
1 C. water
4 cups COOKED brown rice

1. Brown ground beef, onion, garlic and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat. Season with basil, oregano, and Adobo.

2. Combine soup and water in separate bowl.

3. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.

4. Layer 2 C. cooked rice on the bottom of the crockpot. Add half of the ground beef and half of the soup mixture.

5. Repeat layers.

6. Cover. Cook on LOW 4 hours. The last 15 minutes, add the Parmesan cheese. Stir to mix.

Husband's Grade:
PointsPlus: 6 (for 1/6 of the casserole)

Inspired by: Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly

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