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Beefy Tomato Rice Skillet

Beefy Tomato Rice Skillet is a very quick dish that will fill up your family and not break the bank.

Beefy Tomato Rice Skillet is a very quick fix on a busy weeknight. I don’t usually cook with condensed soup but in a pinch it can add flavor to a lot of meals. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2012 Annual Recipes Cookbook. 

Cost Per Serving $2.11 as of May 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $12.66.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this dish will cost about $11.68.

  • This reduces cost per serving to $1.95.

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

Stove Top

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. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $0.98.

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. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat add:
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • celery, onion, and green pepper
  3. Cook the beef and vegetables until the beef is brown and the vegetables are tender
  4. Drain the beef vegetable mixture
  5. 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
  6. 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 Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 4

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