Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
My husband, Dan loves Tex Mex and this is one of his favorite dinners. Very simple to make. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) canmild diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 (1 ounce) envelopemild taco seasoning mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped lettuce
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 (2 1/4 ounce) cansliced black olives
- 1 (4 ounce) package Mexican blend cheese, shredded
- tortilla chips
- Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
- Stir in tomato and green chilies, water, rice, seasoning mix and salt.
- Cook covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Uncover and cook 15 more minutes, then remove from heat.
- Sprinkle lettuce, onions, tomato, avocado, olives and cheese over hamburger mixture.
- Stand tortilla chips around edge of skillet; serve with chips and salsa.
As this was cooking, I was concerned that there might be too much rice, but the end product was delicious. I ended up adding a bit more chili powder 'cause that suited our taste. Served it up in tostada shells and topped it with the cheese. Then I placed the lettuce, olives, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and salsa and more tortilla chips on the side so my family could dress their own as desired. Flavor was reminiscent of a good super burrito. We all ate more than we should have--you can call me "Gordo" now!
This is great - it reminds me of tacos in a skillet. DH and I love homemade tacos and this is so much easier than fixing individual tacos. I always add a tsp of ground cumin to my taco meat so I did add a tsp to this recipe. But that was the only change made. In fact, I think tacos may be a thing of the past. Ole'!
Being from Texas, we eat alot if Tex-Mex dishes and this one was wonderful! I followed your directions, except that I added two cloves of minced garlic. I didn't have lettuce or avocado, so I didn't top it with the toppings. Instead, I served it plain along with warm corn bread! I'll be trying the toppings next time, as I think it would be great served that way too! The whole family loved it and I will be making this one on a regular basis. Thanks!