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Italian Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe

If you’re racing against time you can create a healthy and quick meal with this recipe. Easy-to-make doesn’t mean fattening or flavorless.

Italian Beef and Rice Casserole

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Cook the beef until it is light brown.
  2. Drain any fat from the beef.
  3. Stir in the salt, green bell pepper, onion, basil, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, pepper, tomatoes (with juice), water, and rice.
  4. Bring the beef mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat until the beef mixture is simmering. Cover the skillet and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. The rice should be tender when done.

Note: When using dried herbs instead of fresh divide the recipe amount by 1/3. For example, if using dried basil the amount should be 2 tsp.
Cooking with ground beef calls for food safety procedures. Following these steps will help ensure that your food will be friend and not foe:

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