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Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

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Italian Beef and Rice Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Easy beef and rice skillet ready in 30 minutes - perfect for an Italian dinner!
Updated Apr 22, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

370 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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