Spanish Rice

Michelle Koletar/Mertz Recipe

By Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie

4 for maindish; more for potluck
15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min

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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1 lb
ground beef
2 large
green peppers
1 large
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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Brittney Eury AuntBeaBea
Nov 21, 2011
Yum this looks good. here in nc this is known as Texas Hash.
Michelle Koletar/Mertz Mertzie
Nov 21, 2011
Oh, cool, Brittney! I like that name, too, "Texas Hash!" Is it made the same way?
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.
Dec 1, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: Rice is Nice Group