|Ground beef||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Medium, chopped|
|Green pepper||1⁄2 Medium, chopped|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced or pressed|
|Canned whole tomatoes||16 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)|
|Canned kidney beans||15 Ounce, drained (1 Can)|
|Instant rice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Chili powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Shredded cheddar cheese||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Crumble ground beef in 2-qt casserole.
Add onion, green pepper and garlic.
Microwave at High 4 to 6 minutes, or until meat loses most of its pink color and vegetables are tender.
Stir to break up meat; drain.
Add remaining ingredients except cheese.
Microwave 16 to 20 minutes, or until rice is tender, stirring after half the time.
Sprinkle cheese over top.
Let stand 5 minutes.