Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Easy beef and rice skillet ready in 30 minutes - perfect for an Italian dinner!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small bell pepper (any color), chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups water
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 1/2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
2
cups uncooked instant white rice
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp. Add beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and salt; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in water, tomatoes, olives and Italian seasoning; heat to boiling. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until melted.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
A few slices of bacon adds a nice smoky flavor to this easy one-dish beef and rice meal. In place of plain diced tomatoes, you can use Italian-style diced tomatoes, tomatoes with garlic or tomatoes with celery and green bell pepper. Chop some fresh herbs that you may have, such as parsley, basil or oregano, or a combination of herbs, and mix into the shredded mozzarella before sprinkling on top of the rice dish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 610mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.