Healthy Beef and Rice Casserole

Beef and rice casserole {}

I make a variation of this recipe that isn’t baked … we call it “goolash.”  This recipe is a version of “Beef and Rice Casserole” adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book (mine was the 11th edition).

This was a HUGE hit with my family, including the two year old.  While he isn’t picky, he is what I call lazy and doesn’t like to chew meat; he will just suck on it, get all the flavor out, then spit out the meat.  He ate every bite of this!

And it is something you can feel good about feeding to your family.  This recipe does call for homemade bone broth- click HERE to learn how to make yours (it is SO easy!)

Healthy Beef and Rice Casserole

1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 12

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Healthy Beef and Rice Casserole


  • 2 pound ground beef or pork (I used grassfed beef)
  • 1 sweet or red onion, diced
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice (we like organic jasmine rice from Azure)
  • 2 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 1 small can green chilies
  • 4 cups homemade bone broth
  • chili powder to taste
  • Worcestershire to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese of choice for topping (we used Daiya dairy free mozerella)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large pot or skillet brown the ground beef and onion until meat is cooked and onion is soft
  3. Add the rest of ingredients
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a large casserole dish
  6. Cover and bake in 350 oven for one hour
  7. Uncover, top with cheese of choice and put back in the oven until cheese is melty (10 mins or so)
  8. This is about 264 calories per serving


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