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Fajita Rice Skillet Dinner
This fajita flavored ground beef and rice skillet dinner is quick, easy and on the table in 30 minutes or less. Did I mention it’s very tasty too?
- 1 7 oz beef flavored Rice-a-Roni
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 tbs fajita seasoning recipe below -OR-store bought
- 1 4 oz diced jalapenos (optional)
- 2 1/2 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 2 green onions sliced
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack or Mexican blend cheese
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
If making the fajita seasoning given, mix all ingredients well in a small jar or bowl.
In a large heavy skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain if necessary.
Add Rice-a-Roni and jalapenos (if using) to ground beef in skillet, stirring to mix well. Add the hot water and seasoning packet from the box.
Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until rice is tender and water is almost absorbed.
Add the salsa and the fajita seasoning, stirring well to blend and heat through.
Top with cheese and sliced green onion.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1100mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg