Texas Hash

This is a vintage recipe from the 1950s. It has also been called "Spanish Rice."


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup regular rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, sauté onions and green pepper until soft.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until separated and well-blended.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil or a lid, and bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes until rice is tender.

Yield: 6 servings

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