Mexican Vegetable and Beef Skillet Meal

Nov 11 2015

This recipe will leave you with delicious leftovers for the next day!

Recipe adapted from FoodHero.Org

Serves 8 

Dietitian's Tip: 

To make this even more DASH-friendly, substitute the ground beef for ground turkey and choose cheeses that are lower in sodium, like Swiss cheese. To increase your whole grains, substitute in brown rice. Top each serving with reduced-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for extra flavor and nutrition. 

Ingredients: 

1⁄2 pound lean ground beef
3⁄4 cup onion, chopped
1⁄2 cup bell pepper
1 cup rice, uncooked
1 cup tomatoes, chopped (about 2 medium)
1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned mixed vegetables, chopped
2 cups water
1⁄2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheese (Mexican blend) 

Preparation: 

1. Brown beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.

2. Add onion and peppers and cook, stirring, 10 minutes until vegetables are soft.

3. Add rice, tomato, mixed vegetables, water, and spices. Mix and bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add more water if needed.

5. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving- Calories 174; Total Fat 3 g; Saturated Fat 2 g; Carbohydrates 25 g; Protein 10 g; Fiber 2 g; Sodium 374 mg; Potassium 212 mg; Magnesium 19 mg; Calcium 112 mg.