September 10, 2008

Mexican Skillet Supper

Here's a quick and tasty main dish. Skip adding the lettuce to the dish and make a salad instead and you have a complete meal.

1 lb. g. beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 can ( 14 oz. ) tomatoes
2 tsp. instant beef bouillon
2 tsp. chili powder or to taste
1 1/2 c. cooked rice
1 c. shredded lettuce
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown beef and onion in 10'' skillet; drain off fat. Add tomatoes, including liquid, bouillon (2 beef bouillon cubes, crushed, may be used ) and chili powder. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve bouillon, and to break up tomatoes. Stir in cooked rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 5 min. top with lettuce and cheese before serving.

I've made this recipe a lot in the last 15 years.

~Anna Kathryn

12 comments:

Tessy said...

Great recipe, Anna/Melinda!

Ginger Simpson said...

I came for the quick dinner idea. Always looking for way to skimp on time. *lol* Thanks, pal!

Ginger
P.S. Sounds yummy...I love anything remotely 'mexican'. Actually, got beat up by a bunch of hispanic girls in Jr. Hi because I liked one of their boys. *lol*

Colleen said...

Wow this sounds great! I'm always on the look out for something quick and easy and since I'm a single gal, something that'll re-heat nicely for lunch the next day - this sounds like it'd fit the bill :) thanks for sharing!

Colleen M.

Carol said...

Sounds really good, I must be hungry for Mexican. Carol

Loretta said...

I've printed off the recipe--can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Ha-Ha, Ginger. Loved your P.S.

Jane said...

This sounds delicious. The important thing is that it's easy to make.

Helen Hardt said...

Sounds yummy!

Delilah Marvelle said...

Being a chef and a writer, I can't imagine that I've stumbled upon a better blog to be than here. I love simple and fast recipes and can't WAIT to try it!

Judi said...

Sounds tasty, quick and easy. I plan on trying it and will pass it on to my kids, especially the one with the wife from Mexico ;-)

Chris Redding said...

Sounds delish. Can you substitute beef broth for the instant boullion?
Never use the stuff.
cmr

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

All I can say is my family likes this and I usually double the cheese...lol. My thought is you can never have too much cheese...yummy.

I'd be careful with the beef broth, subtitute it for the water, too, or you'll have it too watery. I haven't tried broth instead of boullion, but I don't see why you couldn't exchange it, Chris.

It does reheat nicely. It makes a goodly size skillet of it, so you may want to freeze some of it, or you'll be eating it for a week, Colleen.

Thanks for stopping by, ya'll.

Anna Kathryn

CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. :)