Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Joe's Casserole

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic crushed and diced
2 carrots chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup frozen kernel corn
2 baby zucchini chopped
1 red bell pepper diced
2 cups basmati rice rinsed and drained
4 cups water
1 284 ml can cream of mushroom soup
1 tbsp dried basil
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
salt and pepper

Brown ground beef.  Add onions, garlic and carrots and saute for 10 minutes.  Add peas, corn, rice and water.  Stir well and heat on medium heat until simmering throughout.  Lower heat to 3 and continue to simmer for 20 minutes.  Add zucchini and bell pepper, soup and spices.   If too thick at this point add one can of water as well.  Stir and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes. 

Optional:  Mix Bisquick as per directions and add to top of casserole.  Heat oven to 350 degrees and place lid on fry pan and insert into oven for 20 minutes or until biscuit is browned on top. 

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