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Quick Beef Casserole

Lean beef, vegetables, and rice are tossed together in this quick and easy casserole

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 45 minutes 8 servings 1½ C casserole


½ lb lean ground beef

1 C onion, chopped

1 C celery, rinsed and chopped

1 C green bell pepper, rinsed, seeded, and cubed

3½ C tomatoes, rinsed and diced

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp paprika

1 C frozen peas

2 small carrots, rinsed, peeled, and diced

1 C uncooked rice

1½ C water

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 201
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 164 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrates 31 g
Potassium 449 mg


  • 1
    In a sauté pan, brown the ground beef.

  • 2
    Drain off the extra fat by tilting the sauté pan over a disposable cup in the sink to collect the fat.  Use the lid to shield the meat from falling out.  After the fat has turned solid, discard the cup in the trash.

  • 3
    Add the rest of the ingredients to the sauté pan, and mix well.

  • 4
    Cover sauté pan with lid, and cook over medium heat until boiling.

  • 5
    Reduce to low heat and simmer for 35 minutes.  Serve hot.

Tip: To save time, use no-salt-added canned tomatoes and frozen chopped peppers and carrots.

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