Hearty Spanish Rice with Beef

Hearty Spanish Rice with Beef

Hearty Spanish Rice with Beef

Tomorrow is a family get together with my husband’s side of the family.  It doesn’t seem to matter what they cook, it’s always amazing and delicious!  This time we’re having a Mexican pot-luck dinner.  The spicy aromas coming from the kitchen at Grandma’s house will be outstanding, with enchiladas, green chili & cheese cornbread, refried beans, tacos, burrito meat, tortillas, and much more!  My contribution will be this Spanish rice, making it a day ahead of time will allow the flavors to blend well.

Great food & conversation, little ones playing around our feet…I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!

Ingredients:

6 cups cooked rice (which has been cooked in beef broth)

2 – 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 – 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes

3 bell peppers (assorted colors), chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 heaping teaspoons garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

pepper

chopped cilantro to taste – optional

Directions:

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, then drain & move the cooked beef to a large bowl.  In the same skillet, add a little oil, then saute the vegetables & garlic, then add the can of tomatoes, & the seasonings.  Simmer the vegetables until they are just softened.  Combine the  vegetable mixture with the rice.  Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.

Recipe Notes:

Besides the above seasonings, I like to add a little chili powder, and cayenne pepper.  This is a great skillet meal all by itself, or can be served as a side dish.  Enjoy!

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