Wild beef and mushroom bake

Think you can’t get your kids to eat mushrooms? Think again. With lean beef and plenty of fresh ingredients, this meal packs a powerful nutrition punch, too.


  • 1 pound ground beef (90-95 percent lean)
  • 8 ounces assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as cremini,shiitake and oyster) or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package (5.6 to 6.6 ounces) wild rice mix withseasonings
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, not packed in oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend cheese


Total recipe time: 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Makes 4 servings

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and mushrooms; cook 8-10minutes, breaking into crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings. Stir in rice, contents of seasoning packet and tomatoes.
  2. Spoon beef mixture into 2-quart baking dish. Stir in water indicated in rice package directions, plus 1/2 cup additional water. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in oven 45 to 50 minutes or until water is absorbed.Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, 5minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Nutrition information per serving: 380 calories; 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 86 mg cholesterol; 822 mg sodium; 36 g carbohydrate; 2.1 g fiber; 35 g protein; 8.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.9 mg iron; 26.7mcg selenium; 6.4 mg zinc.

Recipe courtesy of BeefNutrition.org.

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