Start by browning about 1 pound of ground beef. Drain away the fat.
Add 2 chopped peppers; whatever colour you like. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
On the side, cook up 1 cup of dry white rice. You could also use Minute Rice for this step (which is what my mom used to do), but I prefer the taste of the white rice from scratch. If you have tomato juice in the house, you can use the juice in place of some of the water to add extra flavour.
Back to the beef and peppers -- add one can of diced tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Sprinkle in some dried oregano, salt and pepper and add in the rice when it is ready.
Stir it all up and cook until any excess liquid has been absorbed.
And that's it. How easy was that? You could sub in all kinds of things: ground chicken or turkey, green or yellow peppers, brown rice, different herbs. We had this with a side of braised broccoli.
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