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Chimichurri Beef and Rice Skillet

Chimichurri Beef and Rice Skillet
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
All the bright, hot flavors of Argentinian chimichurri sauce come together in one skillet for this fresh and easy dinner.
Updated August 11, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onions and bell pepper over medium-high heat 9 to 11 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2
    Stir in garlic, salt, paprika, pepper flakes, cumin and oregano.
  • 3
    Stir in broth; heat to simmering. Stir in rice; heat to boiling. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 8 minutes.
  • 4
    Stir in parsley and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Chimichurri sauce is a Central and South American sauce made of garlic, herbs, citrus and peppers, and is usually served with grilled meat.
  • Not crazy for smoky flavor? Opt for regular paprika instead of smoked.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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