Beef and Tomato Bake

from ButterYum
makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 500g ground beef (just over 1 pound)
  • 200g uncooked white rice (about 1 cup)
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 beef stock cube dissolved in 300ml water (or 1 1/4 cups beef stock)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 355F.
  2. Saute bacon in an oven-safe pan over medium high heat until brown.
  3. Add onions, peppers, and garlic; continue to saute until the onions and peppers soften.
  4. Add the rice the cook for about a minute, then add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat and cover.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. 

adapted from Searching for Spice.

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