Print Recipe

Rice and Beef Skillet Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice ($.20)
  • 1/2 onion ($.20)
  • 3/4 lb ground beef ($1.07) On sale last week for $1.49/lb!
  • 15 oz can of diced tomatoes ($.49) Bought with coupon
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4-6 oz shredded cheese ($1.08)
  • 1 bag baby spinach ($.99) Manager's Special

Instructions

  • Bring 2.5 cups of water to boil. Add 1 cup of rice. Return to boil. Stir and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Chop onion and put in skillet. Add 3/4-1 lb ground beef. Brown the beef with the onion. Drain and rinse, if you prefer.
  • Return meat/onion mixture to skillet. Set heat to medium-low. Add 1 can of diced tomatoes. Add Italian seasonings, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5-7 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Once rice has finished cooking, add to meat/onion/tomato mixture in the skillet. Mix well.
  • Shred 4-6 oz of sharp cheddar cheese (or other favorite!). Sprinkle over the top of the rice/meat mixture in the skillet. Set to cook on low for about 5 minutes, giving cheese time to melt!
  • Steam spinach in steamer for 4-5 minutes, until soft and tender.
  • Serve Rice and Beef Skillet Casserole with side of steamed spinach!