So I am back from was amazing! Probably one of the best vacations we have taken yet. We literally laid on the beach; all day, every day. We managed to squeeze in some deep sea fishing, snorkeling, walking and of course a lot of eating!
Now that I am back to reality and trying to get into the swing of things I had to hurry tonight to get a meal cooked. I found this great recipe; super easy, quick and tastes great. You could eat it alone with a side of veggies, wrap it up in a tortilla, or with a side of tortilla chips. My husband added hot sauce to kick up the heat but the kids and I thought it tasted great without.

Beef and Rice
Adapted from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
Serves 4

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (14 ounces)diced tomatoes with liquid
2 cups beef broth
1 cup rice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 can (14 ounces) black beans (optional)

In a large skillet, cook ground beef with onion until the meat is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in remaining ingredients;

bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

I like mine with black beans but my husband prefers his without; either way it tastes great!

Here are some pictures from our Mexico trip...



Lidia said...

Love your pictures from Mexico!!!!! It looks fantastic, I'm sure you enjoy over there!!
Nice your rice recipe with beans, it sounds from Mexico!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures from Mexico. The beach looks so beautiful and serene. Glad you are back safe and that you had a wonderful time!

The beef and rice looks really good. I'd definitely like my with the black beans and I bet it would be delicious wrapped in a tortilla! Looks great!

Victoria said...

Your pictures of your trip to mexico are beautiful! And, your recipe is very simple to do. I love black beans inside!

Kitten with a Whisk said...

The pics are awesome of Mexico! Great recipe too - perfect way to ease back into reality.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and recipe. Back to reality. Some times you need a vacation after you come back.

La Bella Cooks said...

Love the beef and rice! Your photos are stunning and I can imagine you had a blast.


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