I love to cook, but being a new mom has left me spending much more time with baby… and a lot less time in the kitchen. For the first few months after the baby was born, we ate a lot of take-out, and things that come in packages. That is OK for a while, but even a quick home cooked meal is better than fast food… especially if it can be done in a half hour of less.
Most quick and east recipes are not glamorous… and as you can see are not much to look at, but they are tasty, will feed your family, and allow you to spend more time on things that really matter… like being there for baby… or catching up on some much needed rest.
This recipe is quite simple. It’s not the healthiest, but can be made a bit healthier by using ground turkey instead of ground beef and possibly using a lower fat cheese, and brown rice.
1 lb. Ground Beef or Turkey
2 cups cooked rice (I use Uncle Ben)
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium onion chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
Cook onion and ground meat together in a deep frying pan until meat is brown. Add in garlic and stir. Add tomatoes and heat through. Add cooked rice and cook until warm. Remove pan from the heat and stir in your desired amount of cheese – stir, and serve.
I didn’t get any complaints about this meal. Granted, it’s nothing special, but it’s a complete one pan meal that you can get cooked and served in less than a half hour. If you are pressed for time this is a great option for dinner!