Texas Beef Skillet

Course : Beef
Serves: 6
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1 Pound Ground Beef
3/4 Cup Onion -- chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
16 ounces Tomatoes -- cut up
15 ounces Red Kidney Beans
3/4 Cup Quick Cooking Rice
3/4 Cup Water
3 tablespoons Green Pepper -- chopped
3/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preparation / Directions:

In skillet cook ground beef and onion till beef is brown and onion is tender; d rain off fat. Sprinkle meat mixture with chili powder, salt, and garlic salt. Stir in undrain ed tomatoes, undrained beans, uncooked rice, water, and green pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Top with cheese. Cove r and heat till cheese melts, about 3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with crushed cor n chips, if desired. My variation 1: increase chili powder to 2 1/2 tsp, add 1 tsp cumin, and incre ase tomatoes to 1 quart (or a 28 oz can). My variation 2: use 2/3 cup uncooked brown rice. Cook an hour or so, adding w ater as needed. Add beans during last 20 minutes.

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