I found this recipe on SP the other day and am going to make it for dinner tonight. We too are running on a tight budget for the next while, and I find if I look for bargains in the meat department your meals can be stretched. The one thing I do is once my ground beef has been fully cooked, I put it into a sieve and drain all the grease from it and then as the grease is draining, I have hot water running so as not to clog the drain, but I then run the hot (very hot) water over the cooked ground beef. This way I can use regular ground beef if that is what is on sale.
Spanish Rice & Beef Serves 6 WW 7 pts
1 lb lean ground beef
1 green bell pepper
2 32 oz cans stewed tomatoes
1 cup Mahatma uncooked long grain rice (I don't know what kind of rice that is but I am going to use Uncle Ben's Converted)
1 cup water
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
(These are not the instructions given by the original poster - KAIROSGRAMMY- but the way I would do it.)
cook ground beef, drain. Return to Dutch oven and add the pepper and onion. Cook until softened.
Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is cooked. Stir occasionally.
Nutrition: calories 348, Fat 13g, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 18g, Fiber 3g. WW Pts 7.
You can find the original recipe in SP Recipes. But ground beef is probably your cheapest way to feed people - as in Taco, Fajita, spaghetti sauce (add a 1/4 to 1/2 pound ground beef cooked to a jar or 2 of spaghetti sauce.) Good luck and enjoy your visit with your sister
hugs n tugs
Edited by: LIZZIE13 at: 4/17/2008 (13:21)
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