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Hearty Skillet Supper Recipe

Hearty Skillet Supper Recipe

When the weather starts turning cooler, I start to hear requests for this dish. The light soy, onion and garlic flavors blend nicely with fresh carrots and potatoes in this budget-minded recipe. —Pat Jensen, Cottonwood, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the carrots, potatoes, water and rice.
  • 2. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice and vegetables are tender. Just before serving, stir in the soy sauce, salt and pepper. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Long grain rice has a length 4 to 5 times that of its width. When cooked, it produces light dry grains that separate easily.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 329 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1140mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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Leah User ID: 9146778 264844
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"I added chicken stock, instead of water, as well as cut up fresh green beans and frozen peas (at the very end). I also added some Johnnys seasoning and doubled the garlic. I think this would have been pretty bland without the chicken stock, vegetables, and additional seasoning."

Gail User ID: 8368332 260296
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

"I'm not giving this any stars.....this is one of the worst meals I have ever gotten from this site."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 254717
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"We had this absolutely delicious dish tonight. A definite 5 stars. We loved it and it is already in our dinner rotation menu. After reading the reviews, I added some chopped red pepper but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The flavor is outstanding. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

cliftonhanger User ID: 742252 247868
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"I doubled the garlic, soy sauce, and rice. I used converted rice because I wanted the grains to remain separated and cut down on the starchiness. I added celery and crushed red pepper flakes, substituting seasoned salt for regular salt. The result is like a better version of Hamburger Helper."

cherylellen User ID: 5756807 246894
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"YUMMY! I used ground turkey. Also, I substituted celery for 1/2 of the onion and used chicken stock instead of water. I tried instant brown rice and it worked well, I just had to shorten the cooking time."

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 246341
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Very good. I used ground lamb cause my husband does not like ground beef. I also added red pepper i had on hand. We added a little more salt and pepper. Will make again"

ryanswife User ID: 2152282 246207
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"We really liked this but for us, the rice didn't get cooked very well. The recipe is still a keeper."

dwimann User ID: 5791997 29155
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"My family really likes this recipe. I added a half packet of onion soup mix when I was browning the hamburger (and not quite as much chopped onion) and added some thawed frozen peas. A good stick-to-your ribs meal."

pjfred User ID: 6461236 46967
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"Added celery ,tomato and green pepper,tasted great.Can't wait till tomorrow for left overs."

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 84031
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"I loved loved loved this"

pasfrk User ID: 759296 29302
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"looks like you could make it any flavor by deleting the soy sauce and adding same amount of barbecue sauce or italian dressing, etc."

shyanne12 User ID: 3408892 34178
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"this recipe was the family couldn't get enough of it.was made two nights in a row."

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