Texas Rice

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It is not known where this recipe originated, but it has been used as a hot dish on outings and potlucks for at least 30 years. Rice and ground beef in tomato sauce, baked under a layer of shredded cheese. A great way to feed several with hamburger, and easy to keep on hand ingredients. Leftovers can be made into quick roll-ups by microwaving in a tortilla.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice

  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Combine rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings, crumble and set aside. Add ground beef, green pepper, and onion to the skillet; cook over medium-high heat until the beef is evenly browned. Drain excess grease, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Place beef and cooked rice into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Stir in the tomatoes, bacon and reserved drippings, mixing until everything is well blended. Spread the shredded cheese over the top.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly, and the center is heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
17g Fat
34g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 771mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 197mg 15%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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