• Full Meal Skillet Recipe

    Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s almost impossible to drag ourselves to the stove after a long day at work, isn’t it? Then comes the guilt because you know your family would love a hot, home cooked meal.

    Today’s recipe is one that is so easy that it requires no thought and very little work. AND…your family doesn’t have to know just how easy it is!

    You may not want your chunks so large. 40 years into the deal, my husband told me that he really preferred big chunks of vegetables. And there's I'd spent years and hours, chopping finely!  :)

    You may not want your chunks so large. 40 years into the deal, my husband told me that he really preferred big chunks of vegetables. And there’s I’d spent years and hours, chopping finely! :)

    There are so many ways to serve this one. If you want it to plate, just adjust your liquid.

    There are so many ways to serve this one. If you want it to plate, just adjust your liquid.

    This skillet meal is also delicious served as a stew!  And if you have children who are not eating a pepper (no way!) simply adjust to ingredients to those they do like.

    This skillet meal is also delicious served as a stew! And if you have children who are not eating a pepper (no way!) simply adjust to ingredients to those they do like.

    I believe the following is the original recipe; however, I adjust a lot. I usually cut up a large onion and a large bell pepper. Instead of tomatoes, I often use Rotel Tomatoes with some heat in them.

    Ingredients

    1 pound ground beef
    1/4 cup diced onion
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 can (16 ounce size) tomatoes
    1 can (12 oz size) kernel corn
    1 1/4 cup beef broth*
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1 1/3 cup instant rice

    Preparation

    1. Brown meat in large skillet over medium heat.
    2. Add onion and pepper and cook until is tender.
    3. Add seasonings, tomatoes, corn and bouillon and stir.
    4. Stir in rice, remove from heat.
    5. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes.
    6. Stir well before serving.

    And you have a complete meal…all in one pan!

    *If you don’t have broth, you can use a beef bouillon dissolved in 1 1/4 cups of warm water.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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