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Servings

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Ingredients
Ground beef

1 lb.

2 lbs.

3 lbs.

4 lbs.

5 lbs.

6 lbs.

Dry bread crumbs

1/2 C.

1 C.

1-1/2 C.

2 C.

2-1/2 C.

3 C.

Diced onion

1/4 C.

1/2 C.

3/4 C.

1 C.

1-1/4 C.

1-1/2 C.

Diced green pepper (optional)

1/4 C.

1/2 C.

3/4 C.

1 C.

1-1/4 C.

1-1/2 C.

Salt

1/4 t.

1/2 t.

3/4 t.

1 t.

1-1/4 t.

1-1/2 t.

Black pepper

1/4 t.

1/2 t.

3/4 t.

1 t.

1-1/4 t.

1-1/2 t.

Seasoned tomato sauce, divided (Mexican or Italian)

16 oz.

32 oz.

48 oz.

64 oz.

80 oz.

96 oz.

Fully cooked rice

3 C.

6 C.

9 C.

12 C.

15 C.

18 C.

Reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided

3/4 C.

1-1/2 C.

2-1/4 C.

3 C.

3-3/4 C.

4-1/2 C.

Assembly Directions:
Combine first six ingredients with half of the tomato sauce. Pat the meat mixture into the bottom of a nine or ten inch square pan. Combine rice with the remaining sauce and half of the grated cheese. Spoon the rice mixture onto the meat layer.

To Freeze:
Slide pan inside a labeled one or two gallon freezer bag. Place the remaining cheese in a small food storage bag and set it inside the larger freezer bag. Seal the large freezer bag, remove excess air and freeze.

Optional Freezing Directions:
Place meat mixture into one bag, rice mixture into another, and remaining cheese in a third bag. Place all three bags together in one large bag. Assemble the dish after thawing all the components.

To Serve:
Thaw the casserole and bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese in baggie over the hot casserole and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Nutritional Info: Rice Pie
Spaghetti sauce without meat used in nutritional analysis.
Per Serving: 437 Calories; 20g Fat (41.8% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 67mg Cholesterol; 618mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 2-1/2 Grain (Starch); 2-1/2 Lean Meat; 2-1/2 Fat.

Carol Santee

Carol is the co-author of the Big Book of Freezer Cooking and the author of 30 Day Gourmet’s Slow Cooker Freezer Favorites, Freezer Lunches To Go and Healthy Freezer Cooking eBooks. She is a computer information specialist and works for a computer software company.

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