Texas beef skillet

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ground Beef
¾ cup Onion; chopped
1½ teaspoon Chili Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 can (16 Oz) Tomatoes; cut up
1 can (15 Oz) Red Kidney Beans
¾ cup Quick Cooking Rice
¾ cup Water
3 tablespoons Green Pepper; chopped
¾ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

In skillet cook ground beef and onion till beef is brown and onion is tender; d rain off fat.

Sprinkle meat mixture with chili powder, salt, and garlic salt. Stir in undrain ed tomatoes, undrained beans, uncooked rice, water, and green pepper.

Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Top with cheese.

Cove r and heat till cheese melts, about 3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with crushed cor n chips, if desired.

My variation 1: increase chili powder to 2½ tsp, add 1 tsp cumin, and incre ase tomatoes to 1 quart (or a 28 oz can).

My variation 2: use ⅔ cup uncooked brown rice. Cook an hour or so, adding w ater as needed. Add beans during last 20 minutes.

Recipe by: Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorite Recipes (1981) Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #724 by Mark Scheffler <mds@...> on Aug 7, 1997

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