Cheesy Beef and Tomato Bake

Cheesy Beef and Tomato Bake

Enjoy this cheesy beef casserole packed with tomato and rice – a delicious dinner.

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lb. lean ground beef
(1-oz.) pkg. onion soup mix
medium tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant rice
1 1/2
cups water
medium tomato, sliced
oz. (1 cup) shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
  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.
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredient Substitution
One and one-half cups of canned diced tomatoes can be used in place of the fresh chopped tomatoes. Drain them well.
Microwave Option
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.
Recipe Variation
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.