Tomato Hamburger Topping Recipe
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Tomato Hamburger Topping Recipe

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I created this recipe a few years ago, and it earned my a prize in a local cooking contest. You can also serve the topping over hot cooked noodles.— Irene Smith, Lidgerwood, North Dakota
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked wild and long grain rice

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 198 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the green pepper, tomato, water, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 3 cups.
Tomato Hamburger Topping would keep well in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Originally published as Tomato Hamburger Topping in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p308

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