BEEF, WILD RICE AND MUSHROOM BAKE

Beef, Wild Rice and Mushroom Bake --
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 1 to 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (90% to 95% lean)
  2. 8 ounces assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake and oyster) or button mushrooms, sliced
  3. 1 package (5.6 to 6.6 ounces) wild rice mix with seasonings
  4. 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, not packed in oil
  5. Water
  6. 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEEF, WILD RICE AND MUSHROOM BAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and mushrooms; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings. Stir in rice, contents of seasoning packet and tomatoes.

  2. Spoon beef mixture into 2-quart baking dish. Stir in water amount indicated in rice package directions, plus 1/2 cup additional water. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in 375°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until water is absorbed. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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