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Bloomin Onion Beef and Rice Casserole

My P.S. and I dined out at Texas Roadhouse the other night. I received a coupon for a free appetizer for my birthday, which was in June and they were closed due to the pandemic. I thought it was nice of them to note it and catch up at a later date. We looked at each other and were eager to order a cactus blossom (also called a blooming onion). It’s not only a great appetizer!

The appetizer serves about 6 people. We take most of it home in a box.  I posted our tasty leftover cactus onion casserole previously. This time I was going to use rice instead of pasta. I was also using ground beef instead of diced turkey. Oh, and I had a random jar of chicken stock to try out. I was using a coleslaw cabbage mix instead of broccoli slaw. BUT I was using the diced up bloomin’ onion! Just in a different casserole.

I started by making a pot of rice. I used 1 1/2 cups of rice to 3 cups of water, going by package directions. When the rice was done I fluffed it with a fork and set it aside, covered.

Into my large nonstick skillet I crumbled the ground beef, seasoning well with salt and pepper. and browned it, As it cooked I used my star tool to break it into smaller pieces.

When the meat was browned I added the chopped broccoli and let it cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.

When the broccoli was almost fork tender I added the bad of coleslaw mix and let it cook for several minutes.

I stirred about 3 cups of rice into the mixture then added half the jar of chicken gravy my P.S. had bought and asked me to check out. I stirred the skillet ingredients and let them heat through.

I sprayed a 9×13-in baking dish to have it ready. I also preheated the oven to 350°F.

I chopped the cactus blossom up but left the chunks fairly large. I stirred half of the onion and breading into the casserole.

I poured the casserole into my prepared dish, sprinkled it with the remaining onion and slid it into the oven. 30 minutes to heat it would be good, I guessed.

It did smell great! And tasted even better than the last bloomin’ experiment. It’s a crazy combination again but it works! Another leftover success!

I used a strange combination of food that needed to be used but it was a “Chopped” success!

Bloomin' Onion Beef and Rice Casserole

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rice and beef casserole with cabbage, broccoli and blooming onion pieces!

  • leftover blooming onion/ cactus blossom; roughly chopped
  • 3 cups rice; cooked
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups broccoli; roughly chopped
  • 5 oz bag shredded cabbage or bag of coleslaw mix
  • 3 cups chicken stock

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large skillet brown ground beef, breaking into small pieces as it cooks.

When beef is browned add broccoli and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring often

Stir in shredded cabbage and cook 3-4 minutes. Add chicken stock and cook for several more minutes.

Add rice and stir. Stir in half of chopped blooming onion.

Pour contents of skillet into a sprayed, 9×13-in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining blooming onion.

Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

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