Mr. Food: Beefed-Up Rice Casserole

What You’ll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice, warmed
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, sausage, garlic powder, salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked and crumbly; drain off excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine spaghetti sauce and rice; mix well. Place half the mixture in the baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then place 4 slices mozzarella cheese over the top and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.