Ground Beef & Broccoli Casserole

16 ounces ground beef
14 ounces tomato sauce (canned)
12 ounces broccoli florets (small)
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese (finely)
1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Caliente Rub

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  2. Cut any broccoli florets larger than 2 inches into smaller pieces, and add all broccoli to a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave until tender, about 5 minutes (or steam on stove).
  3. On a large pan over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned, about 5 minutes, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  4. Add tomato sauce, celery, salt, garlic powder, and Caliente Rub to the pan with the beef, stirring together. Simmer for at least 10 minutes until it thickens to a sauce-like consistency, stirring occasionally.
  5. Directly in the baking dish: add broccoli, beef-tomato mixture, and half of the cheddar cheese. Carefully stir until well-mixed.
  6. Evenly top with remaining cheddar cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F until the casserole begins bubbling up the sides and starts to brown on top, about 20 minutes. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into it.

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