Quick and easy dinner. A family favorite. This was my mother's recipe. In my humble opinion she was the best cook ever. This recipe is very versatile and can be seasoned so many different ways. Please feel free to try your own favorite seasoning combinations. My two boys who are now 27 and 31 and my husband request this simple dinner frequently and I have taught the boys to make it but they say mine tastes different. I love to cook and they love to eat. This is such a simple recipe and I usually double so they have plenty to take home with them. It heats up well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef, onion, green and red peppers, beef bullion, salt, seasoned salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the water and rice. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 23.1g 46% DV; carbohydrates 43.3g 14% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 69.8mg 23% DV; sodium 701mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
This is a good base recipe, easy to work with and make the way you want. I added a can of red beans, some garlic powder, Adobo seasoning and a couple of dashes of cayenne. I also used brown rice instead of white. Very easy and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2010
This was okay but unexciting. Paula Dean's is much better. She uses bulk pork sausage and chicken livers with parsley and celery. I recommend Paula's it's much tastier. Mmmmm... Read More
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  • 2 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
This is a good base recipe, easy to work with and make the way you want. I added a can of red beans, some garlic powder, Adobo seasoning and a couple of dashes of cayenne. I also used brown rice instead of white. Very easy and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2010
My mom makes something like this as well. She started out making it in college since the base is rice so it is very cheap and you can make a lot to keep in the fridge for the week. Try switching the veggies up (carrots celery and corn taste great in it!) and adding some shredded cheese (I use cheddar). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
We really enjoyed this one skillet meal! It's a great versatile recipe! I only had 1/2 a red bell pepper so I added chopped carrots and some frozen kernel corn to make up for it. I added spices like cayenne pepper oregano & paprika for additional flavor. I also substituted beef broth for the bouillon granules & water. I used 1/2 cup of the beef broth to simmer with the browned beef & veggies while I cooked the rice separately in 1 1/2 cups of the beef broth then added the rice to the skillet at the end so that I didn't end up with overcooked rice. It worked out well! We like to sprinkle some tobasco on top for an extra kick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
If you like a tiny bit of bite substitute diced Andouille sausage for ground beef. It becomes a medium-mild and inexpensive "poor man's jambalaya " missing the obvious seasonings blackened chicken and shrimp/crawdads of course. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
This is a great recipe that my mother used to make also. It was one of those family favorites and a staple in our home. The only difference was that she didn't put in the bell peppers but did add some garlic. Also she sometimes added chopped tomatoes too. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2010
Amazing! I added garlic tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2010
This was okay but unexciting. Paula Dean's is much better. She uses bulk pork sausage and chicken livers with parsley and celery. I recommend Paula's it's much tastier. Mmmmm... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
Great recipe!!! What a quick easy and budget friendly dish! I didn't have any green or red peppers so I used a can of drained zesty jalapeño diced tomatoes and added water to the liquid to measure just over 2 cups and didn't add any salt since my tomatoes were seasoned. I will make with peppers this summer when I can pick them fresh out of my garden. I am definitely adding this to my normal dinner rotation! Thanks Ann! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
For all of those of us who live in terror wondering what to feed the next wave of marauding hordes who come to lay waste to the kitchen contents this is a life-saving recipe. I make it in triple batches and freeze it for brown bag lunches quick snacks or on the go dinners. I add lots of things: Diced jalapenos spinach peas corn scrambled eggs cilantro... whatever I have need to use up and which I intuitively determine will taste good. The point is I gotta feed the boys and I gotta do it on a budget and I gotta do it so they're well-nourished and many times have to take care of it themselves. This fits the bill in all those categories. If you're going to build up the volume of the meal be sure you adjust the seasonings which is why I made note about the jalapenos and cilantro. I usually add more onions and some garlic and only a little bouillon only because of the salt content. Very tasty very easy and freezes well. Read More
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