Who does not love a wonderful meal filled with spicy flavors! This Easy Skillet Texas Hash delivers all the Southwest comfort in one dish! So easy to change-up ingredients to appease your dietary needs! Can exchange ground turkey for sirloin! This spicy ground beef hash is loaded with peppers and rice and topped with melted Mexican cheese. Ready in less than 40 minutes! #foodbloggers4tx
Back in the day, I was a flight attendant and my training was done in Texas! I quickly fell in love with the wonderful people and the awesome state of Texas. I have the best memories of wonderful work colleagues and a great job! Most of all, I discovered new foods! Yup, this New York girl learned a lot! The world of Tex-Mex opened up to me! I flipped for queso, quesadillas, and fajita! Then there was the most magnificent dish, Texas Hash! Oh yes, the first time I had this dish, I knew I would love it forever! Over the years, I have made this meal many times! Today, I bring you my Easy Skillet Texas Hash!
Over the years I have made Texas Hash many times and it’s always a hit! Whether its Game Day, Pot Luck or family get together, this is super popular! I am always asked for the recipe. When I do freezer planning meals, this Easy Skillet Texas Hash recipe is always in the mix. Easy and affordable to prepare for my family.
What is Texas Hash?
Texas Hash is a ground beef recipe that is usually cooked with rice, peppers, tomatoes, and some spices.
What can I substitute if I do not want to cook with rice?
If you are on a low-carb or Keto diet, use cauliflower rice in lieu of rice for this Texas Hash Recipe!
Tips on how to make Easy Skillet Texas Hash:
- Use gluten-free Success rice that is ready in 10 minutes.
- Brown rice works well too!
- I have found it easier to make the rice and add into the dish, ensures perfect rice.
- Feel free to add in other veggies your family loves like mushrooms and broccoli.
- Use ground sirloin, turkey or chicken. For this who are vegetarians, crumbled Tofu works well too!
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How to make easy ground beef Texas Hash:
- Cook rice according to the package.
- In a large skillet, brown the beef and drain off any excess fat.
- Add to the skillet, the onion, red pepper, orange pepper and jalapeno. Saute to soften the vegetables, around 5 minutes.
- Add in the minced onion and garlic, saute until onions are translucent.
- Add to the skilled, fire roasted diced tomatoes and its juices, corn, tomato sauce, tomato paste, cooked rice, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Let simmer about 15 minutes.
- Serve with cornbread or Texas Toast.
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Easy Skillet Texas Hash
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium red pepper, chopped
- 1 medium orange pepper, chopped
- 1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic,minced
- 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 8.5 ounce can no-salt added corn, drained
- 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 cup white rice *see note
- 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon ground chili powder *see note
- 2 teaspoon fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces low-fat shredded Mexican cheese
- Cook rice according to package, set aside.
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the lean ground beef. Also, break up the beef as it browns.
- Drain any excess grease from the browned beef.
- To the browned beef in the skillet, add the onion, red pepper, orange pepper and jalapeno. Saute to soften the vegetables, around 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and stir for another minute.
- Add to the skilled, fire roasted diced tomatoes and its juices, corn, tomato sauce, tomato paste, cooked rice, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Give a good stir to the ingredients. Turn heat to low, put a lid on the skillet and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, remove lid and stir mixture. Check the seasoning, adjust if needed. Top the beef with the shredded Mexican cheese, cover the skillet with the lid. Let cheese melt, around 1-2 minutes. Remove lid, sprinkle with the fresh parsley or cilantro.
- Serve immediately with Texas toast or cornbread.
- To drain grease, I use a slotted spoon and paper towel lined bowl. I scoop the beef out with a slotted spoon to the paper-lined plate. Any excess grease in the skillet, remove and discard.
- I use a gluten-free quick cooking rice when I make this meal.
Please note, we planned this prior to Hurricane Irma.! I hope to do the same for Hurricane Irma!
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