Jailhouse Rice Recipe: This Ground Beef Rice Casserole Budget Recipe Rocks by 30Seconds Food

Jailhouse Rice Recipe: This Ground Beef Rice Casserole Budget Recipe Rocks

Jailhouse rice is a creamy rice casserole recipe full of ground beef and sausage. It's a simple southern recipe that's like the south in your mouth. The ground beef recipe starts in a skillet, then is finished in the oven. What a fun way to change up your dinner routine! 

The creamy rice is made with ground beef, sausage, onion, celery, garlic powder, chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup, creamy of chicken soup and white rice. The two soups are what make this rice super creamy. 

This easy Jailhouse rice casserole recipe can be a main dish for dinner or side dish with your favorite proteins. If you're not a fan of Italian sauce, you could double the ground meat and omit it. Rock on.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (bulk or remove it from the casings)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups white rice (uncooked)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the ground beef and sausage in a skillet, breaking it up as it cooks, until cooked through and browned. Remove to a plate.
  2. To the same skillet, add the onions and celery. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Put the meat back into the pan. 
  3. Add the chicken broth, both soups, garlic powder and rice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Pour into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 35 to 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 10 to 15 minutes more. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! I've never heard of this dish, but it sounds savory and delicious!
Jean Olson
Does this photo go with this dish? 🤔
Dora Darden
Looks yummy sounds good 😋
Hi? Dirty rice? Ok dirty-rice-esque.
Donna John
Hmmm. My dirty rice recipe doesn't call for canned soup, so not sure I would compare the two. :-) But love the word dirty-rice-esque. lol imjustjim
Gina Nadeau
I do a dirty rice but I take out your 2 cream soups and add french onion, cream of beefy mushroom, stick of butter and us beef broth instead of chicken. Good eating.
Lan Metr
Anyone know if you have to wash the rice?
Donna John
No washing required.
Lan Metr
Thank you much appreciated. 😀
Elisa Schmitz
Hope you enjoy this delicious recipe, Lan Metr ! Thanks for being part of our community.
I loved this recipe so much I decided to make an account to comment about it. It’s amazing!

I subbed brown rice because its glycemic index is significantly better than white rice. I used a quick rice tho, which I didn’t think about until after I bought a package of rice which takes almost an hour to cook. I know this dish cooks for an hour, but will it turn out ok if I use the rice’s interchangeably and follow the directions the same way?

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