Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

We have enjoyed this dish from the Denver Post since the '70's. It's a filling, versatile type of a taco salad and/ or burrito filling.The rice makes the sauce wonderfully thick. My kids really love it! I like to serve both corn chips, tortillas, little bowls of chopped lettuce, avocado, green onions, sliced black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, etc. and let each person BUILD-UP their own plate. (If you have some already cooked frozen ground beef (OAMC) this can be assembled quickly). Warning: this is so good you will overeat every time you make this meal (if you're anything like me!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef and onions lightly.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add tomatoe sauce, paste, water, tomatoes with green chilies, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, sugar, garlic, and cooked rice.
  4. Mix lightly, but thoroughly, and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  6. (Mixture should be thick or add additional rice and simmer extra.).


Most Helpful

This is one that is going to be seeing a good many repeats at our house. That everyone loved it was evident, it had almost disappeared before I got to the eating! Other then having to add green chilies to a can of tomatoes I made as posted. Another great tasting recipe for the family cookbook! Thank you Roxygirl.

Gerry August 18, 2006

I was going to make a beautiful salad with this and take a picture, but the family came in, smelled the wonderful aroma and dug in, eating it with tortilla chips and I didn't get to get a picture!!!! Made exactly as directed....the only complaint was by my husband who had to add a little salt....but then, he adds salt to everything, so that doesn't really count!!!!

Jellyqueen May 08, 2006

This is very good, I made this for a quick dinner, I made it super spicy by adding in some dryed chili flakes and a chopped jalapeno pepper, I served it with crusty buns, my DH loved it, thanks Rox!...Kitten

Kittencal@recipezazz May 01, 2006

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