Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

A family favorite, adjust all seasoning amounts to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef with onion, green pepper and chili flakes until meat is browned; drain fat, then add in garlic, thyme, basil and chili powder, continue to cook until meat is browned (about 8 minutes).
  2. Stir in the next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed, and rice is tender.


Most Helpful

My son and I really enjoyed this dish. He said it was the best dish that I had ever made. I added 1/2 cup of cheese to it. We will have this dish again. Emerrill

Ellen Merrill December 05, 2003

I made this vegetarian. I browned the onion, green pepper and garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter until they were soft. I then followed the rest of the recipe. The first time I made this and the rice came out crunchy. I had to add more water and a longer cooking time to have the rice cook. The second time I made this, I used two cups of water to 1 cup rice and it came out delicious! The flavor was great. We use this as a side dish to Enchilada casserole, or Taco salads when we have company, or as a filler in Burritos. YUM!

TammyLee Johnson May 27, 2005

We enjoyed this but I did have to make some adjustments. It needed more oomph, more flavor. I added more tomato paste and some hot sauce.

swiz58 October 31, 2004

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