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Old 03-11-2009, 05:34 PM   #7
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Re: The "~$5 Meal Ideas~" thread...

Originally Posted by Jordan~&~Jenna's~mommy View Post
We love this one. It also reheats and freezes well. DH's mom got it out of an old recipe book wayyy back when DH was a toddler. It's fantastic though and very low budget if you already have the spices on hand. My kiddos eat it up like crazy! It's super mom-friendly since it only takes about 15-20 mins to whip up and your only mess is a pan, spatula and measuring spoons hehe.

Spanish rice with beef

1 lb ground beef
1 can of corn
1 can stewed tomatoes
1c water
1 1/2c minute rice
1/2tsp chili powder
1/2tsp oregano
1/4tsp garlic powder

Brown beef, breaking into pieces. Drain fat. Stir in everything except rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, add rice and cover for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 2-3 minutes. Stir before serving.
Tried this tonight using mostly stockpile items. It cooked up really quickly. DH and I both had second helpings (DH said like 3 different times how much he liked it) and I thought I gave my toddler way old too much, but he ate every bite!

I used minute brown rice, no salt added corn, Hunt's roasted garlic diced tomatoes, and only 1/2 lb. of hamburger and it turned out delish! I also made a pack of frozen peas with it. DH and I ate them separately, but I mixed them into DS's since he has a green aversion! I think we would have liked them mixed in, too. It made it really colorful anyway!

Thanks for the great and easy recipe!
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