Famous Texas Beef Skillet
Texas Beef Skillet
1 pound ground beef
3/4 c onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic salt
16 oz can tomatoes, cut up
15 oz can red kidney beans
3/4 c quick cooking rice
3/4 c water
3 Tbsp green pepper, chopped
3/4 c shredded Cheddar cheese
In skillet cook ground beef and onion till beef is brown and onion
is tender; drain off fat.
Sprinkle meat mixture with chili powder, salt, and garlic salt.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, uncooked rice, water,
and green pepper.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Top with
cheese. Cover and heat till cheese melts, about 3 minutes longer.
Sprinkle with crushed corn chips, if desired.
Variation: Increase chili powder to 2 1/2 tsp, add 1 tsp cumin,
and increase tomatoes to 1 quart (or a 28 oz can).
Variation: Use 2/3 cup uncooked brown rice. Cook an hour or so,
adding water as needed. Add beans during last 20 minutes.
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