Texas Hash

Posted by Frances Drescher on

This recipe was a regular at my house growing up, and I kept up the tradition here. I'm not sure where the recipe originated from, but I got it on an index card from my Mom when I got my first apartment. Texas Hash is a super easy weeknight meal & is delicious! This version uses 1lb of ground beef and makes about 4 servings, but we always go back from seconds so it's perfect for the two of us with a little leftover for lunch the next day. If you are cooking for a family, I would at least double it! 

  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • EITHER 1 large can of stewed tomatoes (cut up with scissors or blender), 1 large can of diced tomatoes, OR 2-3 fresh tomatoes cut up. I've even squeaked by with a small can of tomato sauce & it turned out fine! Whatever you have on hand. 
  • 1/2 cup white rice (uncooked) 
  • 2 tsp to 1 Tbsp chili powder (depending on your spice level) 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 


1. Heat oil in a dutch oven, large oven safe pot, or skillet (if not oven-safe, you will need a casserole dish to transfer to after we are done on the stove!) Preheat your oven to 375*F. 

2. While the oil is heating, chop up your onion & bell pepper to your liking. I like it kinda chonky, but if you want to "hide" those veggies you can throw them in the food processor or blender for a few pulses! 

3. Once oil is hot, add onion & bell pepper pieces. Saute until soft-ish. 

4. Add in 1 lb of ground beef. Chippy, choppy stir until brown & crumbly. 

5. Now, add in your tomato choice, 1/2 cup of rice, and the seasonings. Stir together.

6. If you're using a dutch oven or other oven safe pot, slab the lid on that puppy & toss it (not literally, okay?) in the oven for 45 minutes. If you're not using an oven safe pot, dump the Texas Hash into an 8x8 or similar size casserole dish & cover tightly with aluminum foil. 

7. After 45 minutes, take the lid (or foil) off. Allow to cook for 15 minutes more. This let's the top get a little crispy! 

Enjoy with cornbread, biscuits, or your southern veggie of choice! 

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