Say Hello to No-Fuss No-Muss Mealtime!

Passed down to us by my great grandmother, this casserole is one of my all-time make-ahead dinner favorites! It’s super simple to make—keep reading to find out how!

Or…if you really want to cut to the chase–here’s the printable version:


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 c. chopped onion
  • 3/4 c. minute rice (white or brown, whichever you prefer)
  • 2 cans chop suey vegetables (I use La Choy)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Chow Mein noodles (for topping)

To start, brown the ground beef with the onions, draining off any grease once it’s finished.

Next, dump the beef and onions into a large mixing bowl, followed by the instant rice, cream of mushroom soup, and veggies. Then mix that cookie up! 😉

Once it’s mixed, dump the contents into an 8 by 8 by 2 (or similar size) casserole dish (no need to grease it), pop it in the oven at 350 F for 1 hr., and shazam! Instant dinner! 😀

Chow Mein noodles make an awesome topping–but personally, I think it’s just as good without them!

Let me know what your favorite make ahead dinner is in the comments! I’m always on the lookout for more of those!

Happy easy eating! 🙂

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