This ground beef rice recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! It's a one pot dish recipe, so there is minimal clean up. I created this recipe with a few leftover ingredients I had on hand. It turned out really great and I've made this dish ever since. This dish as tons of flavor; you can add tons of spices to it, including hot spices just to add a kick to it. Next time I make this dish, I will experiment with spices such as cumin and turmeric. Feel free to experiment with your own favorite spices. This recipe is pretty basic, which is great if you do not have a spice rack. You can just use salt and pepper and eliminate the hot red pepper paste if you do not want to use that.
To start this dish, preheat a dutch pan on medium to high heat. While waiting for it to heat up, make sure to have all the ingredients you need ready to go. Start by chopping the onions and washing, chopping the tomatoes, then set aside. Once the pan is ready, add one tablespoon of butter and extra virgin olive oil. Once the butter melts, add the ground beef and cook until browned. Make sure to purchase good quality ground beef to avoid extra grease.
Then add the onions and cook for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat. The onions should be translucent and not caramelized. Once the onions are cooked, add the tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Once the mushrooms have cooked down, add the tomato paste and the red hot pepper paste, then mix thoroughly. Once everything is mixed, add the canned red beans and handful of kale. Lastly, add the rice, water and salt. Cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed. The entire dish should be cooked within 30 minutes.
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