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Hamburger-Rice Skillet

No recipe image available.For an easy, family-pleasing dish, try this taco-flavored hamburger and rice skillet supper. Add a green vegetable or salad and your favorite beverage to complete the meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground chuck
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 (1.25-ounce) envelope mild taco seasoning mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped lettuce
3 green onions, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
1 cup Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips for garnish and accompaniment (optional)
Sour cream for accompaniment (optional)
Salsa for accompaniment (optional)
Lime wedges for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook first 5 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in next 5 ingredients. Cook, covered, over medium heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 15 more minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Sprinkle lettuce and next 5 ingredients over hamburger mixture. Stand tortilla chips around edge of skillet.
  4. Serve with chips, a dollop of sour cream, salsa and lime wedges for squeezing juice atop individual servings, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.