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Beef Cups with Pizza Rice

No recipe image available.Ground beef 'cups' filled with saucy pizza-flavored rice and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup rice cereal, crushed
2 large eggs
1 (2.4-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
3 cups cooked rice
1 (8-ounce) can pizza sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine beef, cereal, eggs and soup mix. Divide mixture into 6 portions.
  2. Cover the outside of six 5-ounce custard cups with aluminum foil. Shape each portion of meat over foil to form cups. Place in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brown. Invert and loosen meat from foil.
  4. As meat bakes, combine rice, sauce and salt in saucepan. Heat through.
  5. Fill each meat cup with rice mixture. Top with cheese and green onions and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.