We had a Mexican Fiesta, the other night. Sometimes I just want it, you know?? I love how this dish turned out. It was a perfect blend of rice, a little meat and beans, and seasonings. Give it a try! It’s quite simple.
½ lb ground meat (beef, sausage or pork)
1 T olive oil
¼ cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
3 sweet mini peppers, chopped
1 cup uncooked rice
¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
1 large tomato, diced
1 can chicken broth
2 TBSP tomato paste (Freeze remainder)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
½ tsp coriander
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ can beans, black or kidney
Grated Mexican cheese
In a large heavy skillet, add oil. Brown ground meat along with peppers, garlic, and onion. You shouldn’t have much grease, if any. Add rice and diced tomato. Sauté for a few minutes. Add chicken broth, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Add drained beans and seasonings, and cook until no more liquid remains. Top with Mexican grated cheese.
NOTE: Since I don’t like tomato plants in my belly, I quarter the tomato, hold each quarter over the sink and push the seeds out with my thumbs.
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2016