Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cheesy Steak, Tomato and Rice Skillet Dinner Recipe

Sep 15, 2014

Cheesy Steak, Tomato and Rice Skillet Dinner Recipe

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I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of skillet dinners! They are easy, tasty and so convenient to make! Today's recipe is for a Cheesy Steak, Tomato and Rice dinner. 

My local grocery chain Coborn's, always has meat in their reduced meat freezer every morning! Most everything is marked half price, with still a day left before expiration. Last time I stumbled upon tons of different cuts of beef, so I stocked up. Normally we don't buy steak because of the price, but it's definitely affordable this way. If you don't have access to deals like this, ground beef would be just as tasty!

This meal turned out fantastic! Even Ella, who is super picky these days, loved it! Beef, tomatoes and cheese always work out well together, and with using minute rice, it's ready in less than 30 minutes, start to finish! Definitely our kind of meal!

Some other skillet dinners you may want to try: Ground Beef and Mexican Rice Skillet or Chicken Parmesan Rice Skillet

Cheesy Steak, Tomato and Rice Skillet Dinner (click here to print recipe)
4 servings

What you need:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound beef sirloin steak, cut into strips and seasoned with salt and pepper, if desired
4 cloves garlic, minced
1- 10 ounce can beef broth
1 1/2 cups minute white rice, uncooked
1/2 cup velveeta, cubed
2 cups roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak, and brown until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add the garlic and broth, bring to a boil. Then add rice, velveeta, and cooked steak. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and basil, cover then cook an additional 3-5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked through.

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  1. Skillet meals are da bomb!! How great you can get those deals! We don't have anything quite that nice, but we do have a big produce store that also sells meat and they are always priced better than what I can get it at my regular grocery! Fresher too, so I really love that place!! I just wish it were a leetle bit closer to me :)

  2. Wish I had a store like that by me. Meat has gotten so expensive I wonder how some people can afford to buy it. This dish looks awesome, you are so right you can't go wrong with beef, cheese and tomatoes.

  3. I too love skillet dinners, and this one looks exceptional. I love it. Yum! What a great combo.

  4. I'm all about skillet dinners! I almost always have sirloin from Costco in my freezer so this is looking mighty good to me!


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