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Putting a Spin on Tradition: Our Take on Beefy Onion Soup Casserole

Putting a Spin on Tradition: Our Take on Beefy Onion Soup Casserole

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Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, we’re taking a delightful detour into the world of vintage recipes with a modern twist. Our star of the day is a Beefy Onion Soup Casserole, initially discovered in a cherished Campbell’s Soup cookbook. We know life sometimes throws curveballs, and our pantries might only sometimes have every ingredient. No worries, though! We’re all about turning recipes into flexible guidelines, making delicious adaptations with the treasures hiding in our kitchen cabinets.

Picture this: a bubbling, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying casserole that warms your soul and taste buds. Our journey begins with the basics – ground beef, onion soup mix, and a sprinkle of garlic powder for that extra punch. The original recipe called for the classic Campbell’s touch with their brand of onion soup concentrate and beef consommé, but fear not if it’s not in your pantry – we’re switching things up with packets of onion soup mix and a rich beef gravy for that same comforting essence.

Add half a stick of butter, long-grain rice, and water for the final touch. You will want to use regular long-grain rice for this recipe. Minute rice or any other fast cooking variation will not cook properly. We also chose to add a golden layer of cheddar cheese on top because everything is better with cheese, right? So, grab your apron, get ready to improvise, and embark on a delicious journey where recipes are merely stepping stones to your kitchen creativity! 🌟

Beefy Onion Soup Rice Casserole

Indulge in the comforting embrace of our Beefy Onion Soup Rice Casserole – a hearty and flavorful dish that will transport your taste buds to a cozy, home-cooked meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 packets onion soup mix
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 12 oz jar beef gravy
  • 1/2 stick butter sliced into several pieces
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 29 oz water


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • In a 10 inch cast iron skillet brown ground beef. Drain grease.
  • In a large measuring cup or bowl mix together 21 oz of water, garlic powder, and 2 packets onion soup mix. Pour into skillet.
  • Rinse 2 cups of long grain rice. Do not use instant. Place in skillet.
  • Mix together 1 jar of gravy with remainder water. Pour into skillet. Mix well.
  • Place butter slices across top. Cover with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, open oven and remove foil from skillet. Bake an additional 20 – 30 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is done.
  • Remove from oven, fluff rice to mix seasonings into all areas of rice. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Casserole, Cast Iron Cooking, One skillet meals, Simple Recipe, Skillet meals

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