Cheeseburger Rice
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
This right here just might be your new family favorite - all from pantry staples and popular (and inexpensive!) meats! If you really want to get a fuller “cheeseburger” could stir in a little yellow mustard and garnish with some chopped red onion. This one is in the regular rotation for many of our members! Hope it becomes part of yours!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 - cup(s) ketchup
  • 1 - cup(s) white rice**
  • 2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the diced tomatoes and ketchup. Combine well and bring to bubbling over medium low heat.
  3. Stir in the white rice with the hot water. Return to bubbling, then stir once and cover with tight fitting lid. Let cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and add shredded cheese over the top, or onto each serving.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Cheeseburger Rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Do NOT freeze the rice or water.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat the meat sauce, and then cooking the rice, as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cheeseburger Rice

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Once warmed through, add the rice and hot water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Serve with shredded cheese garnish, and side of veggies.