Quick Spanish tomato beef-rice recipe (1961)

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Quick Spanish tomato beef-rice recipe (1961)
The modern way to cook with tomato…

Just pour in Hunt’s sauce for Quick Spanish Beef-Rice

Pour in Hunt’sauce and you pour in a pound of whole, ripe tomatoes simmered to a thick, smooth sauce — spiced just right. It’s the modern way to cook with tomato!

Quick Spanish tomato beef-rice vintage recipe (1961)

Quick Spanish Beef-Rice

Quick Spanish tomato beef-rice recipe (1961)

Quick Spanish tomato beef-rice (1961)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Wesson, pure vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup regular rice, uncooked
  • 16-ounces cans Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 1-3/4 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard (optional)


  1. Heat Wesson in skillet.
  2. Add onion, green pepper, beef and rice.
  3. Stir over high heat until lightly browned.
  4. Add Hunt's Tomato Sauce and remaining ingredients.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Bring quickly to a boil.
  7. Cover tightly, and simmer 25 minutes.
  8. Meat may be omitted. 1/2 cup grated cheese may be added if desired just before serving time.


For packaged, pre-cooked rice: use only 1-1/2 cups water for 1-1/2 cups rice, and simmer, uncovered, only 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 624mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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