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Beefy Rice and Bean Casserole


Made with ground beef, pinto beans, and rice

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 1 pound dry pinto beans
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 to 6 strips of bacon


Wash beans and place in a 4-quart, covered Dutch oven. Cover with water and cook until tender, adding more hot water as needed. Add rice and cook until rice is tender. In a skillet heat oil, add ground beef, salt, onion, and pepper. Cook until ground beef is no longer pink, then add to beans and rice. Add tomato sauce and chili powder. Mix well and put ground beef and bean and rice mixture in a 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Place strips of bacon over top and bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes, or until bacon is browned.
Pinto bean and ground beef casserole serves 6.

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