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Western Hash Recipe

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Believe it or not, I originally heard this recipe on a television commercial! That was many years ago, and I still make this hash often. Try it with some corn bread or corn chips on the side.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced process cheese or 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 852mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, green pepper, onion and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Top with cheese slices or shredded cheddar; cook until cheese is melted.
  2. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Western Hash in Country Ground Beef , p74

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Simplegardener User ID: 7092709 257258
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2016

"One of our favorites. easy, quick, and left overs are great."

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 44791
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I agree with the other comment that there isn't enough liquid to cook a cup of rice. I ended up adding a cup or so of leftover cooked rice instead and that worked out fine."

cookinnanatoo User ID: 3605390 15141
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"I live at an elevation of 6200 ft There isn't enough fluid to cook a cup of rice. I'm going to try to modify the recipe as I like all the ingredients"

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