With the cold weather moving in we have switched gears and I went looking for something different for dinner. Something that had a little spice in it to help warm us up. This recipe for Spanish Rice fit the bill.
The salsa and the tomatoes used in this recipe came from the garden this past summer. It's great to just go back on the canning shelf and pick out what I needed.
This recipe for Spanish Rice served 4 adults who ate large platefuls and who went back for seconds! We still had some leftovers, so today we are putting them in a tortilla with shredded cheese, re-fried beans, lettuce and sour cream for dinner.
A sweet friend gave me this recipe and I can't thank her enough because we all loved it. Of course I tweaked just a little bit (don't we all do that?) but really it's still her great recipe.
by Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
1 lb ground beef
I large onion, chopped
1/4 tsp of garlic powder -optional
1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
1 pt of tomatoes
1 jar of mild salsa
While rice is cooking, brown 1lb ground beef with the diced onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Add tomatoes and salsa to the browned hamburger and heat. Then add cooked rice and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. I used a 12 inch iron skillet.
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