Tasty Hamburger Skillet

Packed with flavor and protein, this dish is sure to have your family asking for more.
Servings Prep Time
9servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
9servings 10minutes
Cook Time


  • 1lb. lean ground beef (15% fat)
  • 1/3cup onionchopped
  • 1/3cup green pepperchopped
  • 2cups water
  • 1cup long grain white rice
  • 1tsp. garlic powder(or 4 cloves garlic, minced)
  • 1tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4tsp. salt
  • 1/4tsp. ground black pepper
  • 15oz. canned diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 15oz. canned whole kernel corndrained (or about 1 1/2 cups frozen)
  • 15oz. canned red kidney beansdrained and rinsed
  • 1/2cup cheddar cheesegrated


  1. Cook ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a large skillet over medium heat (300°F in an electric skillet) until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain excess fat from pan.
  2. Add water, rice, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper, tomatoes with liquid, corn, and beans.
  3. Cook covered for about 20 minutes or until rice is soft.
  4. Remove from stove top, sprinkle with grated cheese, and serve.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Garnish with 1 tbsp. low-fat sour cream.
  • Flavor boosters: add green chilies, jalapeños, or more garlic.
  • Make extra! Leftovers make a great filling for tacos, burritos, stuffed bell peppers, or use as a topping for baked potatoes.
  • Use brown rice instead of white rice and increase cooking time to 45 minutes or until rice is cooked to get more whole grains!

Source: http://foodhero.org/recipes/tasty-hamburger-skillet