This is the dish I mentioned coming up with a few days ago, using ground moose. It should also work with ground beef or ground venison, elk, or bison. Moose and venison are simply a lot leaner than beef.
Ground meat and rice ingredients:
1 pound ground meat
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 can Italian seasoned stewed tomatoes, diced
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Ground meat and rice instructions:
1. In a deep skillet, brown the ground meat, onions, garlic, and bell pepper over medium heat.
2. Add the tomatoes, tomato juice, and rice, heating it to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to a simmer.
3. Stir occasionally and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, stir in the oregano, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
During the cooking, the rice softens and soaks up the flavor of both the meat and the tomatoes. A person could easily alter this by adding a can of whole kernel corn. More rice and tomato juice could also be added, but the ratio of rice to fluid should be maintained at about 1 to 1. I purposely kept the seasoning simple, but you can add other seasonings if you wish. In fact, broth could also be used instead of tomato juice.
This is a hardy, flavorful, and filling meal that is easy to make and it only takes around a half-hour. It tastes so good that I’m likely to make it again since I have several packages of ground moose. Eventually, I’ll probably try this with ground beef. I love simple meals that taste great.
How likely are you to try this recipe?