Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Southwest Beef & Rice Skillet

It's been 2 months since I posted a taco-ish recipe. Can you believe it? I think I'm past due. When I got my issue of Simple & Delicious last week I immediately put this one on my grocery list. I'm glad I did because it's yum-o-rific. I was looking for quick easy meals because we were suppose to close on the house Monday... SUPPOSE to is the key word. The previous owners owe back taxes, so it didn't happen :( It seems nothing goes right for us in our quest for home buying. I finally have all the kids excited about moving (there was a lot of crying from Picky Pants at first) and now it's in limbo again. With all the house disappointment I'm excited to announce this meal was a keeper. Very good! Highly recommendable! 4 Stars! I normally don't do instant rice, but I did and it was great. You could use either depending on how much time you have. Enjoy :)

1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
1 cup Beef Broth
1 cup tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (I used colby/jack)

Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, beans, broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Jennifurla said...

I hear you on house pain, we looked at over 135 houses b4 we found our home! Great meal, and good luck!

Coleen's Recipes said...

After 30 years in the same house, I can't even imagine moving...good luck. This is a fantastic dish, great flavor combo!!

Lara said...

What rotten luck with the home buying. I hope things come together soon. This recipe looks like it's right up our alley!

Willoughby said...

I hope things smooth out with your new home. It can be such a hassle, but it's all worth it once you're moved in!

The recipe looks tasty!

4*KowBoys said...

Hope the house situation works out!
However, I am here about this recipe! My kind of cooking, for sure! Thanks for a great recipe!

Chris said...

I bet this would be exceptional and filling put into a tortilla wrap. I saved this to try for the boys. Thanks for posting.

Debbie said...

Moving is an absolute pain. I've done it tooooo many time! I also get Simple & Delicious magazine (among many others!) and this meal looks great. Think we would all love it here too!

Donna-FFW said...

Best of luck with your home.. hope u get in there quickly!!!

This loks like the perfect weeknight meal!

Disneypal said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to close on the house as planned. I hope that all works out soon.

This recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

Kristen said...

looks yummy and a kid pleaser too

Proudmoms said...

This looks so yummy as a matter of fact all your recipes do. Thanks for sharing.

Ingrid said...

Sorry about your house issues.

My kiddos are really like taco-ish recipes so I'm always on the look out for yummy taco dishes. Thanks for passing this one along.