Beef & Pepper Skillet Recipe
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Beef & Pepper Skillet Recipe

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I love Mexican-inspired food. I also enjoy experimenting with recipes like this one and making them as healthy—and downright good!—for my family as possible. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 340 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, chili powder, salt and garlic powder; bring to a boil. Stir in rice and peppers. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is melted.
    Freeze option: Before adding cheese, cool beef mixture. Freeze beef mixture and cheese separately in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Sprinkle with cheese.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef, Rice & Pepper Skillet in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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krkhiera User ID: 702589 249458
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Followed this recipe as written except not quite a full tablespoon of chili powder, I was afraid it might be a little too much. Paired it with fresh sweet corn on the cob and a tossed salad and it really hit the spot. I'm sure well have this again, thanks!"

Cottle85 User ID: 8130015 242550
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Absolutely loved it; will be making again & again!!! Thanks Jenny!!!"

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 241323
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"This was a pretty tasty dish, but I made a couple of modifications the second time I made it. Based upon my family's likes & dislikes, I used 'plain' diced tomatoes... because not everyone in my family likes 'heat' in their food. I used 'low sodium' beef broth, and 1/4 tsp. of 'celery salt' (instead of plain salt).... because it adds an INCREDIBLE AMOUNT of flavor. I also added 1 cup of frozen corn in Step #2, which I thought was lacking in this Southwestern inspired recipe. We liked it even better the next time I made it with my changes."

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 234172
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"Simple, quick, and delicious!"

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 233203
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"Loved this dish. It is quick, easy and tasty!"

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 233150
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"I added chopped onion while browning the ground beef and used instant white rice instead of brown. I also added extra chili powder. We really enjoyed this but I am going to try using only 1 1/2 cups of rice next time to see if it leaves a little more flavor and moisture to the dish."

khahn2415 User ID: 2351073 232937
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Very good! I had an onion I needed to use so I diced that up and threw it in at the same time as the peppers. I didn't have instant rice so I used regular white rice and just cooked it about 8 mins longer (I didn't have to add anymore liquid). I did a heaping tablespoon of chili pepper since some reviews said it was bland. I upped the salt and garlic powder to 1/2 t. I added about 1 t dried oregano also. I didn't have Colby Jack so I just used cheddar. It was delicious!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 232806
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"This recipe was easy and pretty darn tasty. My husband always frowns at green peppers, but he even gave it a thumbs up. I will add onions the next time I make it. I love me some onions!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 223542
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"This was ok. Would like some more flavor."

MoTPC User ID: 1195404 216759
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Easy. Yummy. Family and neighbors loved it!"

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