Rush Hour Supper {A Family Favorite One Pot Meal}

Rush Hour Super is an old recipe that my Mother in law gave me when I first got married. Something Easy and Quick is what she helped me learn to cook.

Sometime in the late 80's my Mother in law gave me this recipe for Rush Hour Supper that someone had given her, that someone had given them, and so on. Isn't it like that, you get a recipe from someone, that gets it from someone, and then you never know where it originated from. All I know is that this recipe was a staple in our house when my children were growing up.

You could make it in no time with few ingredients that you usually had on hand, and it was another way to use hamburger. Remember those days, when you were always looking for another recipe on how to use hamburger. Often times I serve this dish with either String Beans, Buttered Corn, and some type of bread or cornbread. You could also just serve it with a salad and bread.

Although, I think it is one of those one pot meals that you can just eat by itself and it's great. I do have to say that one of my children was not a fan of this meal growing up. What is so funny today, she is raising four boys that are nothing like she was, a picky eater. Guess who is using this recipe as her go to recipe when she needs a quick meal or actually just because she thinks it is delicious!

Rush Hour Supper

  • 1 lb. ground beef (I use lean ground beef)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 16 oz. can tomatoes (today I buy canned diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup water

Saute meat and onion in a large skillet.

Add tomatoes, rice and water.

Season with 1 tablespoon sugar and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cover and cook 25 minutes.

Note: I have a times added corn, ranch style beans, or green peas. My husbands favorite way is to add the corn. My favorite is with the green peas. You pick your favorite!

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  1. I made the same thing for my 3 kids when they were growing up, but we called it "Cowboy Grub" and the boys just loved it! LOL Hamburger went pretty far back then for a growing family!


  2. Love these kinds of one-dish meals that you can 'dress up' with what's on hand...MMMMM!

  3. Quick, easy and one-pot are definitely my kind of recipes!

    Found you at EKat's Kitchen Friday Potluck and would love for you to link this up in our Star Recipes Collection (for most popular recipes)! We also have a regular
    Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday
    if you'd like to link up any of your other recipes there when you can (open through Wednesday).

  4. Having such a long commute everyday, this will be perfect for those evenings when I hit that lovely Dallas traffic going home. Can't wait to try it! In fact, my recipe box is constantly growing from your recipes!!

  5. Jennifer ~ so glad you are enjoying the make me smile!

  6. I love how easy this is! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

  7. If you added chili powder and bell pepper, it would be Texas Hash from the (old) Betty Crocker cookbook.


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