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Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Posted by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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Italian Beef and Rice Skillet from the Betty Crocker site!

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

You Need:


4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small bell pepper (any color), chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups water
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 1/2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
2
cups uncooked instant white rice
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

To Make:

  • 1In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp. Add beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and salt; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2Stir in water, tomatoes, olives and Italian seasoning; heat to boiling. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 3Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until melted.

Tips:

A few slices of bacon adds a nice smoky flavor to this easy one-dish beef and rice meal. In place of plain diced tomatoes, you can use Italian-style diced tomatoes, tomatoes with garlic or tomatoes with celery and green bell pepper. Chop some fresh herbs that you may have, such as parsley, basil or oregano, or a combination of herbs, and mix into the shredded mozzarella before sprinkling on top of the rice dish.

Serves: 6

by on Apr. 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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Replies (1-5):
Flaca43
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2012 at 5:40 AM
Mmm...sounds good!!
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KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Apr. 8, 2012 at 1:11 PM

yum!

Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:25 PM
It loos like it needs a beef gravy.
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delanna6two
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM

looks good!

kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM

sounds very good

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