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Beefy Tomato Rice Skillet

This is a very quick fix on a busy weeknight. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it is also available online

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $12.66 as of May 2022.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 1 cup

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet

Total time: 25 minutes

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $0.98 as of May 2022

  • Italian Seasoning $0.98


Total: $11.68 as of May 2022

  • 1 - pound ground beef $5.62
  • 1 - medium onion $0.62
  • 1 - celery stalk $1.97
  • 1 - green pepper $0.79
  • 1 - can kernel corn $0.54
  • 1 - can condensed tomato soup $0.58
  • 1 - box instant rice $1.56

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add:
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • Celery, onion, and green pepper
  2. Cook the beef and vegetables until the beef is brown and the vegetables are tender
  3. Drain the beef vegetable mixture
  4. Add:
    • corn
    • condensed tomato soup
    • 1 cup of water to the empty tomato soup then swish around and empty can into the beef vegetable mixture
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  5. Bring to a boil then stir in 1 cup of rice, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 4 – Family of 4

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