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Creamy Tomato, Meatballs and Rice Bake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

Looking for a casserole dinner? Then check out this creamy tomato, meatballs and rice bake – a delicious meal. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
lb. extra-lean ground beef
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup uncooked converted long-grain rice
1
cup half-and-half
1
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed tomato soup with roasted garlic and herbs
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs; place in sprayed baking dish.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except parsley; mix well. Pour over meatballs. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 1 1/2 hours or until rice is tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Add flavor to meatballs by using ground pork or Italian sausage for part of the ground beef.
  • One can of condensed tomato soup plus 1 teaspoon of roasted garlic from a jar and 1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves can be used in place of condensed tomato soup with roasted garlic and herbs.
  • To reduce the fat in each serving of this casserole by about 6 grams and the calories by about 60, use 1 cup of nonfat milk or water in place of the half-and-half.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
16g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
240%
240%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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