Ground Beef, Rice, and Veggies

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In addition to AJ not eating hamburgers and cheeseburgers, he has now sworn off pasta. That’s right he doesn’t want any pasta. Why? He rather just have a bowl of meatballs or ground beef. Thankfully, he still loves rice…so I found a great way to incorporate rice with his ground beef only request.

Not eating pasta won’t be too tough, I rather eat rice or quinoa. This will be tough on hubby, since I refuse to make separate meals. I make dinner, you eat it or not dessert. Don’t worry, he’s still a big carb guy as he loves to eat sandwiches and fries.

The great thing about this dish is that it’s quick to make (as long as you make the rice the day before). The prep of chopping onions and garlic and sauteing them, then cooking the ground beef, finally adding the sauce and peas is not a long process. If your kid likes ground beef, this will be a big hit. Even better you can use the leftovers inside of dough or as a topping on pizza or nachos!


Ground Beef, Rice, and Veggies



~ organic ground beef
~ organic onions and garlic
~ organic seasoning of choice
~ organic dried rice
~ organic shredded cheese
~organic peas and tomatoes
~ organic pasta sauce

~ slice and dice onion and garlic and saute in olive oil in cast iron skillet
~ add ground beef, seasoning, and 1/4 cup water
~ once beef is starting to brown add sauce and peas (or veggies of your choice)
~ continue mixing until fully cooked
~ top wiht shredded cheese and tomatoes when serving



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Ground Beef, Rice, and Veggies — 4 Comments

  1. Okay, that would have been hard for me. We love pasta in this house, and my girls ate a lot of it! I think it is funny that he doesn’t want hamburgers, but likes ground beef in a bowl. Gotta love our kids!

  2. Love it! When it comes to ancient grains, I’m a big faro (farro?) fan. Great hot or cold in lunch salads….and if so, invite your favorite colleague to share!!!!

  3. Hi Karen,
    Your Ground Beef Rice and Veggies look awesome, I just love a dish like this. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and hope you have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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