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PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 25 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | YIELD: 4 servings

This Texas High is an amazing one-skillet meal that I’m pretty sure everyone will love. Made with ground beef, peppers, rice, tomatoes, and chili powder and ready in less than thirty minutes. A very savory dish that is perfect for an easy and quick weeknight dinner excellent for everyone!

If you love simple recipes that you can throw together easily and in no time, then you have to give this delicious Texas Hash a try. A no-fuss, hearty, and filling meal in a skillet!


1 c. diced green bell pepper

1 lb ground beef, 80/20

2 tbsp olive oil

1 c. diced onion

1 tbsp minced fresh garlic

½ tsp dry mustard

2 tsp chili powder

½ c. uncooked long-grain white rice

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 c. water

1 14.5-oz. can of diced tomatoes with juice


1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese, optional

2 tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to make Texas Hash

Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a skillet with a tight-fitting cover over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, peppers, garlic, ground beef, dry mustard, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Saute until the ground beef has browned, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks.

Step 2: Then, add the rice and continue to cook for another 2 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the liquid. Next, add the tomato paste and cook for a minute more.

Step 3: To the pan, add the canned tomatoes with the juice along with the water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well, put the lid on, and let everything simmer for about 20 minutes, covered.

Step 4: Take the lid off after 20 minutes, then fluff the mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes more (uncovered) if the mixture is still too wet.

Step 5: In the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle the cheese (optional). Cover and continue to cook until done.


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