Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mexican Beef and Rice

We eat Mexican variation foods a lot because we find that Kallen really likes them...occasionally, she does a dance while singing "tacos!" I found this recipe in a Parenting magazine, so it is "kid friendly" to prepare!

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope low sodium taco mix
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 cup chunky thick salsa (as hot as you like it)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1.5 cup uncooked instant rice
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1.5 cup washed, dried, and shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato chopped
1. Brown hamburger, drain off grease. Add taco seasoning, water, salsa, and corn. Cook uncovered, stirring until mixture boils.
2. Stir in rice and pepper, cook for one minute. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for about six minutes.
Fluff misture with a fork. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand until cheese melts. Uncover and serve with lettuce and tomato.

Yield: 4 large servings

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting, Kristi! This recipe is great! I substituted grape tomatoes, added black olives, low fat sour cream, and some tortilla chips for crunch! Parker and Owen both ate and liked it!