1In my electric fry pan I added the bacon grease and heated pan to melt grease- move it around to coat bottom of skillet. Add ground beef and cook and scramble.
Add onion and celery. Stir till meat no longer pink.
2Add remaining ingredients, except rice.
Stir to combine and heat through.
Make rice stir in a bit of butter and sosme chopped celery leaves.
Serve burger mixture over hot rice and sprinkle cheese over top ,if desired.
Butter or spray casserole dish place rice in dish then top with burger mixture- bake until heated through and cheese is melted, if using. Or mix rice and burger mixture together and place in casserole and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350^ until hot and bubbly;(add more tomato juice if needed for baking).