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Makes: 9 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Tasty Hamburger Skillet
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


1 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
1⁄3 cup
chopped onion (1⁄3 medium onion)
1⁄3 cup
green pepper, chopped
2 cups
1 cup
long grain white rice
1 teaspoon
garlic powder or 4 cloves of garlic
1 Tablespoon
chili powder
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground pepper
1 can
(15 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
1 1⁄2 cups
corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked)
1 can
(15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1⁄2 cup
grated cheddar cheese


  1. Cook ground beef, onion, and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet) until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain excess fat from pan.
  2. Add water, rice, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, tomatoes with juice, corn, and beans.
  3. Cook, covered, for about 20 minutes or until rice is soft.
  4. Remove from stove top, sprinkle with grated cheese, and serve hot.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Garnish this dish with a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream.
  • Flavor boosters: green chilis, jalepeños, more garlic, and other seasonings.
  • Make extra! Leftovers make a great filling for tacos, burritos, filling for stuffed bell peppers, or as a topping for baked potatoes.
  • Use whole grains! Use brown rice instead of white rice and increase cooking time to 45 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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  • fruit cocktail
  • a glass of low-fat milk

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