Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spanish rice with ground beef! Quick and Easy!

 This is a re-post of a great meal that took little time and we loved it.  I am hooked on Uncle Ben's 90 second rice and quite honestly substitute it in recipes that call for rice.  Free plug Uncle Ben!!!  Try this recipe for a quick meal.  I am sure you'll enjoy it!! 

Happy Cooking from my kitchen to yours,


M.J.



Browsing through my pantry I came across some Uncle Ben's Spanish rice.  I wanted something quick and easy tonight so I gathered a few things I had in the frige and put them together for a quick meal.   It reminds me of a taco but without the taco shell and adding the Spanish rice to it after the beef, peppers and onion were browned turned it into a fast and easy Mexican type meal.  I baked it for a few minutes to melt the cheese but I think this is a meal that can be done on top of the stove and served with cheese and crumbled nachos to top it.   Don't forget the salsa!!.  Happy cooking!!









 If you want it to be more of a  casserole type meal.  Bake it at 350 degrees for a few minutes to melt cheese and soften nachos but it isn't necessary.  Serve with a side salad.or put your salad right on top for a sure easy one dish meal!!!!!


1 lb. ground beef
1/2 red pepper diced or thinly sliced
1/2 green or yellow pepper diced or thinly sliced
1 small onion sliced thin
2/3 cup salsa
1 - 8.8 oz pkg Uncle Ben's (90 second )Spanish rice
2 tablespoons water
1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded  cheddar cheese
1/4 cup canola oil
1 small can chili's drained(optional)
Nachos broken in pieces

Saute beef in oil , add peppers, onions , pinch of salt and pepper (1/8 tsp.) and cook until beef is cooked thoughly and slightly browned.  Add salsa and water.  Add Spanish rice right from the package to mixture.  

Cook until well heated through.  Top with  cheddar cheese. 

 Bake for 10 minutes(or until cheese is melted) at 350 degrees or just spoon into dish and top with cheese, nachos and  extra salsa. 

Note:  After eating this I believe you do not have to bake this dish.. Serve by heaping tablespoons  into plate and top with cheese, nachos and extra salsa.  A side salad is a nice addition.  Enjoy!



 
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