My Tex-Mex Hash is delicious, simple and one of those nearly complete dinners that you can pop into the oven and basically forgot about until you occasionally want to give it a stir. With rice, lots of onions, tomato flavor fortified with a zesty kick of chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground cumin powder, oregano, and just a little sugar and salt, this oven meal is one of our family favorites.
It is also loaded with health benefits from three large size onions for their vitamin C, B6, folate, potassium, and manganese that can even help with inflammation. You can also add green bell pepper for even more healthy aspects to this recipe, which I do sometimes when I have them in the house. They add plenty of vitamins A and C, not to mention potassium, folic acid, and fiber, which is always good news.
You can use ground turkey, but you can use ground beef. I just try to avoid eating red meat. However, I have made this recipe with both meats and the results are equally impressive.
This recipe also can be adapted to what is currently in your pantry. You can use a can of tomatoes or a can of cream of tomato soup. The rice is the same way. We prefer the taste of plain white rice to brown rice, but you can use either.
One last thing, you can chop the onions small or into bigger pieces. I prefer smaller pieces, but my family always like bigger chunks for this recipe.
I hope when you want a change from your usual dinner rotation that you give my recipe a try. I really think that you’ll love the taste and the ease of preparation. Another wonderful easy main dinner that you might also want to try is my Crock Pot Meatloaf.
1 pound of ground turkey or ground beef
3 large onions, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 can (1lb.) tomatoes or 1 can cream of tomato condensed soup (10.75 oz.)
1 can of water
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
½ cups of uncooked regular rice
1 tablespoon of sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves
2 tablespoons of corn or canola oil
Brown your ground turkey or beef first in a skillet in the oil.
Drain off the fat before adding the chopped onions and green pepper. Continue cooking until onions are golden.
Stir in the tomatoes or tomato soup, rice, seasonings, and can of water and heat through to combine before transferring to an ungreased 2-quart casserole.
Cover and bake in a 350-degree oven for about an hour. However, give it a stir after about 30 minutes to check if you need to add any more water. If so, pour about half a can from your opened tomatoes or soup and stir in before returning to the oven to finish cooking.