Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

My favorite teacher, Mrs Brown taught me how to make this in 8th grade Home Ec. That was over 40 yrs ago and I still make it the same way! Great as a side dish or teamed up with corn bread & a salad for a full meal. A wonderful filling for Stuffed Green Peppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large fry pan or electric skillet:.
  2. Brown first four ingredients until meat is cooked thoroughly. Stir in sauce, water and rice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Great variations:.
  4. Diced green chilies.
  5. Hot sauce to taste.
  6. Jalapeño peppers.
  7. Whole kernel corn.
  8. Tomatoes.
  9. Great reheated by placing cold rice in skillet, add a small amount of water and 'fry' until crisp & hot.


Most Helpful

Easy comfort food. I cooked the bacon first & drained the oil before adding the meat. I added a clove of garlic & 1/2 cup of celery with the other veggies, as well as 1 t of mexican oregano, salt, and pepper when adding the tomato sauce. I also subbed instant brown rice. The result was an enjoyable meal using pantry staples. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef.

Susie D April 07, 2010

No need to tweak this recipe!!!! It is (PERFECT) as is.....Did not do one thing different to it, I just Ate it And ENJOYED It!! Great Recipe!!! Thanks,Darlene

Darlene Summers July 20, 2006

What a wonderful "simple and quick" supper. Everyone had seconds so there was not anything leftover for lunch tomorrow. Thank you for submitting the recipe.

Riggeroni October 11, 2005

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