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Easy Ground Beef and Sausage Rice Casserole is simple to make with tons of flavor. Lean ground beef, spicy sausage, celery, and onions bake in a creamy sauce and results in a delicious dish that brings the family to the table.

a casserole dish filled with ground beef and sausage casserole with a serving spoon

I am not sure why I waited so long to make this casserole for the blog. Casseroles seem to always be a hit here and with my family.

The term casserole simply means a dish, often a mixture, that is baked and served. I find that casseroles are so delicious and such comfort food. And this is just that!

People love this easy dish and it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can simply serve it with a green salad, a roll if desired and you have a wonderful meal. You could even top it with cheese after cooking and pop it back in the oven if you want it a little cheesy!

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need are ground beef, bulk sausage ( I like to use a hot one, but you can use a mild or regular heat), onion, celery, some spices, cream of celery and cream of chicken soups, and long grain white rice.

a white bowl filled with ground beef and sausage casserole garnished with green onion slices and a silver spoon on the side

How to make Ground Beef & Sausage Rice Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place ground beef and sausage to a large skillet, crumble and brown on medium high heat until about half cooked. Add in celery and onion and cook until soft.
  • Add in cream of celery and chicken soups, chicken stock and stir until combined. Then pour in rice and mix until completely blended.
  • Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven when done and fluff with a fork.

Do I really need to cover with foil while I bake this casserole?

Yes this will allow the rice to cook and get tender. If you would like to add cheese to the casserole, pull the dish out fluff the rice and then add cheese, place it back in the oven to cook until cheese melts (about 10 to 15 minutes).

Why didn’t my rice cook?

If the casserole finishes cooking and you find the rice isn’t done, it is possible you used the wrong rice or your oven did not cook consistently or at the correct temperature. There is plenty of moisture in this dish and enough time for the dish to bake perfectly.

What rice to use in casseroles?

Long grain, white rice is best to use in casseroles. It doesn’t get sticky or mushy. You cannot use quick or instant rice in this casserole unless you adjust the liquid and time according the the package instructions.

a casserole dish filled with ground beef and sausage casserole garnished with sliced green onions

More Casserole recipes you are sure to love

Can I freeze this ground beef sausage rice casserole?

This is a wonderful casserole to freeze. Just place it in a freezer-safe container and wrap it with plastic wrap and then cover that with foil and freeze. You can also put it in individual servings and freeze it for later.

This is a great casserole to take to a potluck or to someone needing a meal.

Recipe
4.74 from 38 votes

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Ground Beef and Sausage Rice Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Nikki Lee
Easy Ground Beef and Sausage Rice Casserole is simple to make with tons of flavor. Lean ground beef, spicy sausage, celery, and onions bake in a creamy sauce and result in a delicious dish that brings the family to the table.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb sausage, bulk (I like to use hot)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 10.5 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 10.5 ounces condensed cream of celery soup
  • 32 ounces chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups white rice, long grain

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place ground beef and sausage to a large skillet, crumble and brown on medium high heat until about half cooked. Add in celery, onion and seasonings and cook until soft and meat is done. About 7 to 10 minutes total.
  • Add in cream of celery and chicken soups, chicken stock and stir until combined. Then pour in rice and mix until completely blended.
  • Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven when done and fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1grams Calories: 366kcal (18%) Carbohydrates: 33g (11%) Protein: 19g (38%) Fat: 17g (26%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Cholesterol: 59mg (20%) Sodium: 896mg (39%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 2g (2%)

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22 Comments

  1. My rice didn’t cook through. I added some boiling water and still not cooked after an extra 20 mins. I sealed it tight, but I used Convection Bake and I am wondering if the fan was the problem.

    1. I haven’t tested it with convection bake. It may cook the liquid out too quickly to allow it to cook the rice through.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Used hot pepper flakes. Added garlic simmered and sun dried tomatoes, chopped. Added mushrooms fresh. Also added sumac. Left off cream of celery soup. I substituted cream of mushroom soup. It is a great recipe.
    The creamy and flavorful dish is on my repeat list. Thanks!
    I was searching with words: sausage, rice, gtound beef, mushrooms and cheese, then your recipe popped up! So glad ?

  3. I made this last night. It was awesome. As the instructions didn’t say where to put the seasonings, I put it in with the meat as it was browning. I also used
    1-1/2 cans of each soup. I can’t find 14.5 oz cans of soup anywhere in my area (Worcester, Ma.).

    I used the hot sausage as suggested, but as I find this mild, I added cayenne powder. I am definitely going to be making it again in the future, but I am going to be adding some vegetables to it. Maybe corn, green beans or asparagus and mushrooms as I like these in a casserole.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it. A regular-sized can of condensed soup is what you need and you put the spices just where they need to go. Adding in some extra spice and veggies is a great idea!

  4. I just used this as a guideline but didn’t have celery, so I put extra onion and celery salt, garlic, pepper, cumin. Had some sliced mushrooms and shaved Brussels sprouts, so I threw them in and added one package of Trader Joe’s frozen rice (microwaved) and just one can of cream of mushroom soup. It tastes great and is much easier than all that liquid just to cook the rice! Thank you for a recipe that allows for such variations.

    1. Thank you for sharing your adaptation. I love seeing how others take it and make it their own. I am so glad you enjoyed it and so appreciate you stopping by to let us know!

  5. 5 stars
    This casserole was FABULOUS. I love really satisfying casserole recipes because my family enjoys them so much and was looking for a new one with sausage specifically. So glad to have found yours!