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Beef and Rice Veneto

No recipe image available.Italian-style ground beef and tomato sauce served over rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 (6-ounce) cans low-sodium vegetable juice or tomato juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt (optional)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
3 cups hot cooked rice for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook beef, onion and garlic in 4-quart Dutch oven until meat is no longer pink. Stir to crumble meat; pour off fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar, juice, vinegar, pepper sauce and salt (if desired) to beef mixture. Cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add mushrooms, green pepper and cornstarch dissolved in water. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve over hot rice.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.