Submitted by watkinbr on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:20
Kid-approved hearty recipe with beans, rice, and topped with cheese.
1 pound lean ground beef (15% fat or less)
⅓ cup chopped onion
⅓ cup chopped green pepper
2 cups water
1 cup white rice, uncooked
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
1 ½ cups corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked)
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Cook ground beef, onion and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet) until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain excess fat from pan (see Notes).
- Add water, rice, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, tomatoes with juice, corn and beans.
- Cover the pan and cook for about 20 minutes or until rice is soft.
- Remove from heat, sprinkle with grated cheese and serve hot.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- Garnish this dish with a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream.
- Flavor boosters: green chilis, jalapeños, more garlic, and other seasonings.
- Make extra! Leftovers make a great filling for tacos, burritos, filling for stuffed bell peppers, or as a topping for baked potatoes.
- Use whole grains! Use brown rice instead of white rice and increase cooking time to 45 minutes or until rice is cooked.
- Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
- Pour fat from cooked meat into a metal container. Let it cool, then dispose of it in a garbage can.