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Beef and Rice Casserole
submitted by Greta Gunn

Here's one my whole family loves!

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Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef (browned and drained)
2 envelopes brown gravy mix
Water (as needed on gravy mix package)
1 c. rice (cooked)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook rice according to package directions while browning your ground beef (you can also use ground turkey).
Drain ground beef and add gravy mix and amount of water called for in 2 packages of mix.  Stir over medium heat till thickened.  Add cooked rice to beef and gravy mixture.  Stir together, add salt and pepper to taste.

Variations:

Add cooked macaroni or egg noodles instead of rice.  Stir in cooked vegetables (broccoli is excellent), mushooms and/or a splash of soy sauce for extra flavor.

Enjoy!!

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