Make Ahead Meals: Cheesy Beef and RiceBy
On a day when there’s lots of activity (um…that would be every day…), it’s so nice to have a meal prepared in the freezer ready to pull out and bake. Quickly toss a salad and warm up a veggie…and your meal is made!
Over the next several weeks, while I continue to post new breakfast ideas…and great ways to eat lots of fruits and veggies…I’ll also be posting some great recipes that you can make up ahead of time and put into the freezer to have on hand for busy evenings.
To start us off…here’s a super easy recipe to put together. There’s nothing fancy about this dish…but it’s tasty just the same.
Cheesy Beef and Rice
1 cup long grain brown rice
1 lb ground beef
3 T. minced onion, or fresh chopped onion
1/2 t. garlic powder
sea salt, to taste
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Boil two cups of water. Stir in rice. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Brown ground beef with onion and garlic powder. Mix with rice and salt well. Stir in sour cream and milk. Spread into a casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover well and freeze.
To bake: Thaw casserole on counter all day. Place uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
I hope you’ll keep coming back to read more recipes of dishes that you can make ahead of time and put into the freezer!