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Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Mexican Vegetable and Beef Skillet Meal
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
3⁄4 cup
onion, chopped (3/4 medium onion)
1 cup
uncooked white rice
1 can
(15 ounces) diced tomatoes (about 2 medium fresh tomatoes)
1 1⁄2 cups
vegetables fresh, frozen, or canned and drained (try one or more-zucchini, bell pepper, broccoli, corn, cauliflower)
1 3⁄4 cups
water
1 1⁄2 teaspoons
chili powder
1 Tablespoon
oregano
1 teaspoon
salt
1⁄2 cup
(2 ounces) shredded cheese

Directions

  1. Cook beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet) until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice, tomatoes, vegetables, water, and spices. Stir and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low (250 degrees in an electric skillet). Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked. Add more water if needed.
  5. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and cover for 1 to 2 minutes to allow cheese to melt. Serve warm.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try brown rice and simmer for 20 more minutes.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
  • sliced fruit
  • a glass of low-fat milk
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