Ground Meat, Rice, and Green Bean Casserole
As Mother’s Day approaches it’s bittersweet. My mom passed away 4 years ago and while I’m thankful I had her for so long I still really miss her. When I went down to FL to visit my father I decided to make my Mom’s favorite casserole. She always made a ground meat, rice, and green beans casserole. It was her go to recipe when someone had a baby, needed dinners, or on days where she was exhausted. It’s become my go to recipe for bringing meals to people because it’s a hit every time.
It couldn’t be easier to make. You start with a pound of ground meat and cook until browned.
While the meat is browning I boiled rice. I just use one bag of the boxed rice.
I also clean a bag of fresh green beans, snap off the ends, and blanch them.
When the meat was browned and the beans blanched I mix them with one family size can of cream of mushroom soup and mix.
After that, I mixed in the rice.
I then spread my mixture in a casserole pan.
On top I lay slices of american cheese. Yes, I know it’s not the healthiest for you, but it’s really good. Honestly, it’s still good with out the cheese, but the cheese is the way my mom always did it.
I cook it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
That’s it! It’s easy and delicious!
Do you have any meals that bring back good memories?
- 1 lb ground meat
- 1 bag white rice
- 1 bag fresh green beans
- 1 family sized can of cream of mushroom soup (22 oz)
- slices of american cheese
- Brown ground meat.
- Cook rice as package directs.
- Clean, trim, and blanch green beans.
- Mix ground meat, rice, and green beans in one bowl. Then spread into a casserole pan.
- Cover top with american cheese slices.
- Cook in a pre heated oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.