Spanish Rice

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Serves: 4 for maindish; more for potluck
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1 lb ground beef
2 large green peppers
1 large onion
28 oz can, whole plum tomatoes
1/2 c regular rice (not instant cooking) - i like carolina yellow rice that comes w/ seasoning
5 Tbsp chili powder

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Michelle Koletar/Mertz Recipe
Well Seasoned
Harrisburg, PA (pop. 49,528)
Member Since Aug 2011
Michelle's notes for this recipe:
This is great for potlucks. My aunt made this for our family picnics when I was little, and I bugged her for it all the time. One of my favorites. When I was older, I started making it for my kids, and we all just love it. You can add some drained Mexicorn, black beans, pintos, etc., but I like it just as is. Also, spice this to your preference. I don't like this dish really hot, but you can add hot sauce, red pepper, more chili powder, etc. You can use a crockpot instead of an oven, if you like for this.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Brown ground beef in a Dutch Oven & drain grease. Add a bit of worcestershire sauce & continue frying until very brown.
Add green pepper, onion, tomatoes. Sprinkle a little white sugar over the tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring well. Add rice & continue to heat to boil. Lower heat to simmer & mix in Chili Powder, salt, pepper, & any other spices you may want. Stir very well.
Cover w/ lid & bake for 1 hour, 15 mins, or put in crockpot & heat on low for 4-5 hours. I usually stir once or twice. This is yummy w/ cornbread.


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user Brittney Eury AuntBeaBea - Nov 21, 2011
Yum this looks good. here in nc this is known as Texas Hash.
user Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie - Nov 21, 2011
Oh, cool, Brittney! I like that name, too, "Texas Hash!" Is it made the same way?
user Brittney Eury AuntBeaBea - Nov 21, 2011
yes it has hamburger, rice, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, and sometimes chili powder and tomato sauce. just depends on the cook. I posted a recipe for it here a month or so ago but made a few mistakes in the recipe so I am working on fixing it just havent got it back up yet.
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Dec 1, 2011
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user Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie - Nov 3, 2012
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