Cheesy Ranch Ground Beef and Rice Casserole
Get all four food groups in one crowd-pleasing hamburger casserole, made possible by Hidden Valley® Ranch. This Ranch Ground Beef Rice Casserole recipe is cheesy, meaty, and oh so satisfying when the kids gobble up every last bite. This easy weeknight casserole recipe keeps the HVR flavor front and center for a quick dinner the whole family will love.
olive oil 1 tablespoon
ground beef 1 ½ pounds
cooked long grain rice 2 cups
fresh or frozen peas 1 cup
chicken broth 1 ½ cups
cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups
THIS RECIPE IS AIR FRYER-FRIENDLY
Simply reduce the cooking time and temperature on your air fryer as shown here.*
Set air fryer timer for half the cooking time of a conventional oven. Add extra time for doneness if needed.
Reduce regular oven temperature by 25° to 50° (not going below 350°) on your air fryer. If food is getting too dark, reduce by another 25°.
* Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
1Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring, until browned, about 6–8 minutes. Drain and return to the skillet.
2Turn the heat down to medium and add the seasoning packet. Stir in the rice, peas, broth, and 1 cup of cheese. Let simmer for 3 minutes.
3Transfer everything to a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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