1 pound ground beef
 1 T. oil
 1/2 cup onions, chopped
 1 1/2 t. salt
 1/8 t. pepper
 1/8 t. garlic powder
 1/8 t. thyme
 1/8 t. oregano
 1 small bay leaf
 1 can (20 oz.) crushed tomatoes
 1 can (10 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup
 1 cup rice, pre-cooked
 Cheddar cheese, grated
 Brown the ground beef in the oil over high heat.  Add chopped onions
 & reduce heat to medium; cook until tender.  Stir in  salt, pepper, 
 garlic powder, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, crushed tomatoes,  mushroom
 soup, and rice.  Bring all to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5
 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Discard bay leaf.  Spoon into a 1 &
 1/2 qt. casserole dish.  Sprinkle cheese over top of the casserole. 
 Broil just until cheese melts.