Quick beef casserole

1/2 pound 90% lean ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup green pepper, cubed
3-1/2 cups tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 cup frozen peas
2 small carrots, diced
1 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cups water

In a skillet, brown the ground beef and drain off the fat.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Cook over medium heat and cover skillet until boiling. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 35 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional values per serving

Calories: 185
Fat: 3 gm
Saturated Fat: 1 gm
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Carbohydrate: 29 gm
Fiber: 3 gm
Protein: 9 gm
Sodium: 136 mg

Reprinted with permission from Eat 5 a Day for Better Health. National Cancer Institute.
Reviewed by: Sue Heikkinen, MS, RD, CDE
Last updated: April 20, 2006