Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a easy work night recipe that I grew up on and passed to me from my Mom. It is excellent, hearty, and my boys love it with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top when it is served. Freezes well, and I think it is better the next day. Try it before you change it!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced (thumb nail size)
- 1 green bell pepper, diced (thumb nail size)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, pintos work too. (drained)
- 3⁄4 cup uncooked rice (Uncle Ben's Long grain, not instant)
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, I use low salt version (undrained)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Brown beef, onion, and bell pepper in 1 Tbsp oil.
- Add beans, rice, water, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir.
- Cover and simmer over low heat 30 minutes until rice is done. Stirring occasionally.
- Turn off heat, and let rest covered 5 to 10 minutes to thicken. Serve with a great corn bread and a salad for a complete meal. Parmesan or American cheese slices on top make this really great.
I have made a couple of other variations of Texas Hash, but they seemed to be lacking in something. This is by far the BEST I have made yet. I think the kidney beans complete the dish. I will try it with pinto beans next, as I am not a great beg fan of kidney beans. I put american cheese slices one one side and parmasean on the other part. Both were yummy. I used "365 Cornbread" recipe (the best cornbread in the world). This will become a OAMC for my family, it is so easy!