Chimichurri Ground Beef and Rice

the gingered whisk

Try this Chimichurri Ground Beef and Rice Recipe for an easy dinner that is sure to become a family favorite meal. This traditional Argentinian recipe is turned into a quick and easy weeknight recipe that is kid-friendly and is the perfect finger food and kid-friendly recipe!

- The Gingered Whisk

Key Ingredient

Chimichurri

Chimichurri Sauce: – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil – 2 TBSP red wine vinegar – 1/2 tsp dried oregano – 1/4 tsp cumin – 1/4 tsp salt – 1 clove garlic – 1/2 cup fresh parsley – 1/2 cup fresh cilantro – 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Ingredients

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet – 1 lb ground beef – 1 TBSP olive oil – 1 yellow onion – 1 orange pepper – 1 cup rice – 1.5 cups water – 1 cup corn – 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Ingredients

Chimichurri Ground Beef and Rice Recipe

Yield

4 Servings

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Total Time

30 Minutes

1. In a food processor, blend together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt, garlic, parsley, and cilantro (and red pepper flakes, if desired) until smooth. Set aside.

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2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat.

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3. Cook the ground beef, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes, or until no longer pink.

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4. Add in the onion and pepper and continue cooking an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peppers and onions are starting to soften.

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5. Add in the rice and water, cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

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6. Remove the lid, stir in the corn and cherry tomatoes, and then replace the lid.

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7. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for an additional 10 minutes.

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8. Fluff with a fork and serve with the chimichurri sauce.

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Enjoy!

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