Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this in Better Homes and Gardens Low-Cost Cooking cookbook. I've had the cookbook for about 25 years and only recently discovered this recipe. It's one of those recipes that I make just about anytime because I always have the ingredients on hand and my family (especially my youngest son) loves it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet coated with spray oil, brown ground beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic until meat is browned. Drain off fat.
  2. Add rice; cook stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese).
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese, if desired. (We put the cheese on at the table.).
Most Helpful

4 5

This had a lot more flavor than I expected; DH loved the heartiness of this. I diced in mushrooms I needed to use, added extra garlic, and used brown rice. B/c of the brown rice, I needed about a cup more of water and about 20 min more cooking time. This is a great weeknight staple. I paired with a tossed salad and green beans.

5 5

Just excellent. Instead of tomatoes/sauce I used a jar of Ragu. I also added 1 tsp each of basil, thyme, and oregano. Added extra garlic, too. Wonderful dish my whole family enjoyed.

4 5

I too have Better Homes and Gardens Low-Cost Cooking cookbook, but hadn't noticed it either. Good thing you posted the recipe, otherwise it still would be unnoticed. I don't care for green pepper, so used red and I used beef stock instead of water. Served the cheese at the table.:)