“Sometimes it’s hard to make ends meet. Food shouldn’t be a sacrifice.” ~from The Unemployment Cookbook.

It’s been so long since I’ve posted a recipe on the blog, I thought this one would be a great treat.

Texas Hash is a family favorite. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive to make, and delicious to eat. At our house, we often serve it with a salad and garlic toast.

It feeds my family, and guests, with leftovers to spare.

So with all that going for it, there was no question about including it in The Unemployment Cookbook.

Texas Hash

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

This family favorite heritage dish pretty much stands on its own. The flavors blend well, but still offer a base which can easily be changed up to suit individual tastes.


  • Medium onion, diced
  • green pepper, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 12 oz. diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice (not instant)


  1. Lightly coat frying pan with cooking oil.
  2. Fry onion and green pepper until tender (approximately 2 - 3 minutes).
  3. Add ground beef.
  4. Cook until browned.
  5. Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and celery salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Stir in rice.
  9. Reduce to a simmer.
  10. Cook approximately 30 -35 minutes.
  11. Serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and like all recipes in the Cookbook, that it inspires you to be creative in your own kitchen.

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