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Hearty Beans and Rice Recipe

Hearty Beans and Rice Recipe

Filling, fast-fixing and fabulous flavor make this hefty dish sure to become a family favorite. —BARB MUSGROVE, FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1-1/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 376 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Hearty Beans and Rice

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Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"added some kick with a few drops of hot sauce and tomatoe paste. the husband ate some right out of the pan!"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I added some garlic, onion, italian seasoning, and chicken boullion (I used ground turkey in place of beef). It would have been bland without otherwise."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Surprisingly bland. It needs an onion (or two) and some peppers."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"Awesome recipe! I used white instant rice (because that is what I had in the cupboard) and added one beef boullion cube to water and garnished with sharp cheese. YUM! My 3 yr. old thought it was too spicy, so next time I will make it with italian seasoned tomatoes."

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