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This pleasantly spiced skillet dish from Lillie Glass of Dripping Springs, Texas gets extra zip when served with salsa. "While it's cooking, I fix ranch-style beans and a green salad so the whole meal is ready in about 30 minutes," she remarks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, turkey, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, rice and chili powder. Cook for 10 minutes; sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and cook for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Ole in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p49

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