Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole with loaded with vegetables and black beans, a hearty meal that is super nutritious and delicious.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with ground beef and rice casserole and another dish at the top

I think it’s the very first time when I don’t throw my New Year’s resolutions right out the window after only a few days.

It’s been over one month now of eating healthier, paying more attention to food labels, and cutting down on sweets and junk in general.

I was a hardcore snacker, munching on crisps and crackers all the time, and having something sweet way too often.

And I realised where I was going wrong. It was mainly my lack of proper meals that had me peckish all the time.

While I’m not religious about the whole low carb diet, I do limit my carb intake.

And I can honestly say that I’ve never felt better about myself.

Collage of 6 photos to show how to make ground beef and rice casserole

Take this casserole: it’s got everything you need: ground beef, that’s super high in protein, a nice and colourful mix of veggies, beans, and rice.

Plus, some cheese to add some extra goodness, and take this casserole to the very next level.

Yup, that’s definitely my idea of comfort food! If you’d rather have it with chicken, why not check my Rice Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli?

How do you make ground beef and rice casserole?

It’s might looks like the ingredients list is way too long, and the process of making the casserole is a long and complicated one.

But it’s actually super easy, and the wait is well worth it.

  • start by sauteeing the onion and garlic
  • add the ground beef and stir to break the meat until no longer pink and the liquis released is absorbed
  • add the rice, carrots, sweetcorn, and black beans together with the beef broth
  • leave to cook for about 10 minutes, then add the broccoli and cook until all the liquid has been absorbed
  • transfer everything to an oven-proof dish, top with grated cheese and chopped fresh tomatoes
  • bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted

Collage of 2 photos to show how to make cheesy ground beef and rice casserole

Can you make the cheesy casserole without an oven?

Yes, absolutely! Although having the dish in the oven really gives that lovely gooey melted cheese taste that is so satisfyingly divine.

But, if you are in rush and would rather finish the dish sooner, you can add the tomatoes and cheese once the liquid is absorbed, and give it a good stir.

The cheese will melt nicely, and you’ll still have a lovely cheesy casserole.

What spices can be added to the beef and rice casserole?

You can keep the dish simple by just seasoning it lightly, or you can give it a Mexican kick by adding taco seasoning.

The beans and sweetcorn are a staple in the Mexican cuisine anyway, so the dish definitely fits into that category.

And there you have, a fantastic dish that the whole family will love. Do give it a try!

Overhead shoot of a dish with ground beef casserole

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Overhead shoot of a white plate with beef and rice casserole
Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole with loaded with vegetables and black beans, a hearty meal that is super nutritious and delicious.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: ground beef recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 750 g ground beef (beef mince)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 cups beef stock (broth)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • fresh parsley to garnish
  • 1/2 cup rice
  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic.

  2. Heat up the oil, add the onion and garlic, and fry gently until soft.

  3. Add the ground beef, and use a wooden spoon to break it, and stir until no longer pink and the water released is evaporated.

  4. Add the rice, beans, chopped carrots and sweetcorn, pour over the beef broth, and leave to cook for 10 minutes.

  5. Add the broccoli florets, and leave to cook again until all the liquid is absorbed.

  6. Season to taste and transfer to an oven-proof dish.

  7. Top with cheese and chopped tomatoes and bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until the cheese had melted.

  8. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

If you would  like to see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 866mg 36%
Potassium 867mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 72.4%
Vitamin C 20.9%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Kathy H
    February 22, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I have looked at the ingredients 3 times. Can you tell me how much rice to use?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      February 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you for your message. Sorry about that, l forgot to add rice to the ingredients, it’s half a cup, but if you like it to have more rice, you can add up to a cup. I hope this helps!

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