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Friday, October 12, 2007

Western Meal In One

Here's my updated version of another Sunset classic:

1 lb. ground beef, lean
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 large onion, minced
1 green bell pepper or poblano chile, seeded and minced
1 tsp. chile powder, medium heat (New Mexico, guajillo)
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 16 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 c. long grain rice, uncooked
1/2 c. olives, pitted and minced
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Sweat garlic, salt, onion, green pepper, and chile powder in the oil until vegetables are limp.
Add the ground beef and brown until pink color is gone.
Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and rice, then fold into a greased 2 quart baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Sprinkle with olives and cheese, and continue baking until the cheese is melted.

Makes 8 servings.

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