Looking for a budget-friendly meal that can also help you manage your blood sugar levels? Then, this is the dish for you! This is a great weeknight dinner, just pair it with any fruit or vegetable, and you are sure to have a delicious meal that will keep you and your family feeling full and satisfied.

One Pot Beefy Rice Casserole


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage or 16-ounces coleslaw mix

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 10-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 4-4.5 ounce can diced green chilies, drained

  • 1 14.5-ounce can fat-free, low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added black-eyed peas (alternatively, you can use any no-salt-added canned beans rinsed and drained)


  • Preheat the over to 350oF
  • In a large ovenproof pot, layer as follows: Cabbage, Rice, Beef, Tomatoes, and Green Chilies.
  • Pour the beef broth over all.
  • Cook covered, for 1 hour 40 minutes (f your ovenproof pot doesn’t have a lid, cover it with aluminum foil).
  • Stir after 40 minutes.
  • Continue cooking, covered, until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the over. Stir in the black-eyed peas and pepper. 

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  • This recipe is made possible through the American Heart Association. To learn more about the American Heart Association, and see more of their recipes, please visit https://www.heart.org/