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Texas Beef Skillet

Texas Beef Skillet Texas Beef Skillet Texas Beef Skillet

A quick and easy one-skillet Text style beef dinner with ideas for variations. Easy to vary according to your family's tastes.















1 pound ground beef
¾ cup onions
1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 can tomatoes
cut up
1 can red kidney beans
¾ cup rice
quick cooking
¾ cup water
3 tablespoons green bell peppers
¾ cup cheddar cheese


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the ground beef and onion. Cook until the beef is beginning to brown and the onion turns translucent, about 10 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.

Sprinkle the mixture of beef and onions with chili powder, salt, and garlic salt.

Stir in tomatoes, beans and uncooked rice, water, and green pepper.

Cover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.

Top with shredded cheese.

Cover and heat until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

To add some more texture, sprinkle with crushed corn chips (optional).


Increase the chili powder to 2½ teaspoons, add 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, and increase tomatoes to a 28 ounce can.

  • or -

use ⅔ cup uncooked brown rice. Cook for an hour or so, adding water as needed. Add beans during last 20 minutes.

  • or -

Low salt, reduced sodium version: Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt and skip the salt for a reduced salt version. There's likely enough salt in the canned beans and tomatoes to season the entire dish.

Further additions:

Add a seeded and diced jalapeno pepper along with the green pepper for marginal amount of spice. For more heat include some cayenne pepper along with the chili powder. Use fresh garlic and add with the onions instead of using garlic salt.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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i also incress chilli powder and add 1 can of chilli beans

over 12 years ago

Thank you so much!! I had this recipe and thought it was lost and gone forever - couldn't remember various ingredients or amounts and my family was not happy with my made up version. Now it is back - can't thank you enough!!

about 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 168g (5.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33845% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 14% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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