Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I think I got this recipe of the back of a chili sauce bottle eons ago. It has a zesty flavor while not being hot.
- 3⁄4 cup long grain rice
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 1 (1 lb) can whole tomato, pureed
- 1 cup water
- 2⁄3 cup bottled chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- crushed tortilla chips
- shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large skillet, melt butter.
- Add rice, onion and garlic cooking until brown, stirring frequently.
- Add meat.
- Brown just until meat loses it's red color, stirring as needed.
- Drain excess fats.
- Stir in tomaotoes.
- Add water, chili sauce, chili powder, salt, sugar and cayenne; bring just to the boiling point.
- Stir in green pepper.
- Mix well.
- Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
- Top with crushed tortilla chips and shredded Cheddar cheese.
- Bake an additional 15 minutes.
The Husband and I loved this. The Cakes - no - but she's real picky. I made it according to the recipe, except for subbing a can of green chilies for the green pepper. (which Princess doesn't like) I think I may have over-baked it too. The recipe didn't say whether or not to cover it in the oven, so I didn't, nor did I check on it,so it got a bit dry. BUT, I'm willing to give it another shot! I had refrried beans on the side with queso fresco, and I added a little sour cream and Frank's Hot Sauce to my portion. Thanks Michelle!
Yumm,yum Michelle!!I make spanish rice often but I liked the twist of adding gound meat to make it a dish all its own!I had to sub salsa for the chili sauce but it was still delicioso!!I also used diced tomatoes instead of the whole.A winner in my book!Thanks for this peppy recipe!
This was excellent. I actually substituted Beef rice a roni for the rice and used salsa instead of the chili sauce, only because I had it in the cupboard, but my DH and DS both loved it! Thanks for the recipe.