Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Looking for a hearty Italian dinner? Then check out this beef and rice recipe made with vegetables and bacon that is ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

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)
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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