Dinner out of Nothing

Yesterday we got a bunch of hamburger from Wyatt’s parents, which is great. Except that our freezer is pretty little, and right now, it’s stuffed pretty full. Of hamburger.

So tonight for dinner, it was hamburger. For sure.

But, I waited to go to the grocery store until after Wyatt got home so he could go with me.

Which means that I needed to make something for dinner out of hamburger…and not much else.

This is what I came up with. It was pretty good, I think, and Wyatt approved.


Cheesy Fiesta Rice “Homemade Hamburger Helper”

1 lb hamburger

2 cups water

2 Tbs butter

1 package Mexican rice mix

1 small onion, diced

1 cup salsa

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

4 slices American cheese, ripped in small pieces

1 tomato, diced

Brown hamburger in a large skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Add water, rice, onion, and butter. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in salsa, chili powder, lemon pepper seasoning, and cheese. Simmer while stirring for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixed throughout.

We served it burrito style with the fresh diced tomatoes in soft flour taco shells, but there are also other ways I’m sure it will be great.

 (I’ll let you know as we’ll be eating it again tomorrow as leftovers!)

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7 thoughts on “Dinner out of Nothing

  1. Donita

    sounds very yummy! Very creative!

  2. john

    Did you taste the lemon pepper? Sounds good, original name?

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  4. Magic in a pan. Although, I’m a bit biased towards anything with meat and cheesy in it. ^^

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