Rush Hour Supper {A Family Favorite One Pot Meal}

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

Rush Hour Supper

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.

Rush Hour Supper

You can make Rush Hour Supper in no time with few ingredients that you usually have on hand, and it is another way to use hamburger.  Are you one of those cooks who is always looking for a new recipe for using 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 excellent. 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 five 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 Ingredients
  • 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

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Rush Hour Supper

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.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins


  • 1 lb. ground beef (I use lean ground beef 90/10)
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 16 oz. can whole tomatoes (today I buy canned diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice (I use Uncle Ben's Original Long Grain Rice)
  • 1 cup water


Saute meat in a large skillet.

Add onions and tomatoes, rice, and water.

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

Cover and cook 25 minutes.


At times I add corn, ranch style beans, or green peas. My husband's favorite way is to add the corn. My favorite is with the green peas. You pick your favorite!

Kay Little
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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
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    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. Anonymous3/27/2014

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

  8. I love these kinds of meals - so easy and very comforting! We have a version we do that calls for ground pork sausage. I love to load it up with veggies!

    1. I love them too. The add in are endless. Just add veggies you have on hand. Thanks for stopping by!


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