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Beefy Spanish Rice Recipe

Beefy Spanish Rice Recipe

This recipe can be altered to fit any taste by adjusting how spicy and saucy you make it. On occasion, I like using ground turkey in place of the beef-or adding leftover spaghetti sauce instead of the tomato paste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • French bread

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, green pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in tomato paste and cook until heated through. Serve with French bread. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 273 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 576 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.