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This easy, flavorful Texas Hash is a family favorite recipe!  It’s made with ground beef, peppers, rice, tomatoes and chili powder.

Texas Hash - A quick one-skillet meal the whole family will love! Made with ground beef, peppers, rice, tomatoes and chili powder.

A few months ago, after we posted this recipe for American Chop Suey, we received a comment from a reader named Michelle asking if we had a similar recipe – only instead of pasta it included rice! It was a dish that she remembered her mother making for their family – but she never wrote down her mother’s recipe and could never get the seasonings exactly right.

Our reader referred to this dish as “Spanish Rice” (not be to confused with our version of Spanish rice posted here). But after researching the request a bit more – we believe that the dish is more commonly known as Texas Hash – and here is our version!

Texas Hash - A quick one-skillet meal the whole family will love! Made with ground beef, peppers, rice, tomatoes and chili powder.

Texas Hash is a quick and easy skillet dish that combines ground beef, rice, and diced tomatoes that are cooked together with onions and bell pepper – plus a touch of chili powder and other seasonings.

What’s great about this recipe is that it all cooks in one skillet (love the easy cleanup!) – plus it’s a hearty and filling dish that the whole family will love!

Texas Hash - A quick one-skillet meal the whole family will love! Made with ground beef, peppers, rice, tomatoes and chili powder.

We’re not sure if this dish is as delicious as the version that our reader Michelle’s mother used to make – but we sure hope it comes close!

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Texas Hash - A Family Feast

Texas Hash

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex, American


Although not shown here in our recipe photos, we think this dish would also be delicious with cheddar cheese on top! (We’ve listed that as an optional ingredient in the recipe below.)


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced green bell pepper

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

1 pound ground beef, 80/20

½ teaspoon dry mustard

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ cup uncooked long grain white rice

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional and not shown in our photo


In a skillet that has a tight fitting cover, heat olive oil over medium high.

Add onion, peppers, garlic, ground beef, dry mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper. Sauté until ground beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef as you cook.

Add rice and cook for two minutes letting rice absorb liquid.

Add tomato paste and cook for one minute.

Add canned tomatoes with juice, water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir, cover and simmer for 20 minutes covered.

After 20 minutes, remove lid and fluff the mixture then serve. If the mixture is too wet, cook for another few minutes with lid off.

If you are using the cheese, sprinkle on top for last few minutes of cooking time with lid on.

Keywords: Texas Hash


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  • stephanie wrote:

    This is perfect in so many ways! One pot of goodness…and even gluten-free!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Stephanie! Yes – gluten free! 🙂

  • Angela |Mind Over Batter wrote:

    I love one pot/one skillet meals. This hash looks so hearty and I love the addition of cheese at the end. Mmm…

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Angela!

  • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife wrote:

    I could live off of rice! I love meals like this that are all combined into one serving dish (you know like the meat, rice etc).

    • Martha wrote:

      We do too Angie!

  • Karissa | Sweet as a Cookie wrote:

    Oh yum! I wish my boyfriend wouldn’t be scared of new recipes. This sounds amazing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Karissa – hopefully you can convince him to try new foods!

  • Lora @cakeduchess wrote:

    A fantastic dish of comfort…full of fun spice! And yes to the cheese!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Lora!

  • Lana@NeverEnoughThyme wrote:

    This is just the kind of one-pot recipe that my family enjoys so much. Perfect for this nice, cooler Fall weather we’re currently enjoying!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Lana!

  • Amanda @The Kitcheneer wrote:

    This looks delicious! And yes, everything is better with cheese!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Amanda!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    I’m always a fan of skillet recipes – I am not a big fan of cleaning up after myself in the kitchen! LOL Love this dish.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Heather // girlichef wrote:

    I’ve never heard of this dish before, but it sounds like something my family would devour! Added to my menu for next week, thanks. 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Heather – I hope you all enjoy it!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    I love this! It’s the perfect all in one meaty meal. Also, I would totally add the cheese too 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks – yes – everything is better with cheese! 🙂

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