Step into the realm of culinary simplicity and warmth with this effortlessly prepared one-pot dinner, a symphony of flavors and textures that meld seamlessly in just 45 minutes. The journey begins with the sizzle of lean ground beef, bathed in the golden embrace of canola oil. As the beef browns to perfection, its rich aroma sets the stage for an uncomplicated yet deeply satisfying meal. Diced sweet onions, vibrant red bell peppers, and lively green bell peppers join the ensemble, infusing the pot with a burst of colors and a medley of complementary tastes.

The culinary ballet continues with the introduction of minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and a hint of crushed red pepper flakes, each playing its part in creating an aromatic dance of flavors that captivates the senses. It’s a moment where simplicity meets sophistication, as the fragrant spices elevate the dish to a new level of culinary delight. The stage is then graced with the entrance of diced tomatoes, velvety tomato sauce, and hearty beef broth, transforming the pot into a simmering cauldron of savory goodness.

Seasoned judiciously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, the pot comes to a gentle boil before gracefully settling into a simmer. This unhurried mingling of flavors allows the ingredients to harmonize, creating a tapestry of taste that resonates with every spoonful. The final crescendo involves the addition of cooked white rice and a shower of freshly chopped parsley, infusing the dish with both substance and a burst of herbal freshness.

As the rice absorbs the flavorful essence of the broth and the parsley imparts its verdant brightness, the one-pot wonder emerges as a triumph of simplicity and satisfaction. Whether shared with loved ones on a bustling weeknight or savored as a cozy weekend indulgence, this creation promises not just a meal but a culinary experience—an invitation to revel in the joy of uncomplicated, hearty, and thoroughly delightful dining.


yield: 6 SERVINGS




A super easy, fast, budget-friendly one pot dinner! So hearty and so so cozy with ground beef, rice and bell peppers.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Heat canola oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
  • Add onion and bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and ground beef; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in rice and parsley until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.