Western Steak Skillet

58.70968 (62 Ratings)


  • 1 pkg. Rice-A-Roni® Beef flavor
  • 1 lb. ground beef or cooked flank steak, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. margarine or butter, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) roasted bell peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Italian herb blend seasoning
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded 6-cheese Italian cheese blend
  • 2/3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation Steps

  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef; drain and set aside in bowl. (Delete this step if using cooked flank steak.)
  2. Sauté rice-vermicelli mix with margarine over medium heat until vermicelli is golden brown, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in water, roasted peppers, seasoning mix and Italian herb blend. Cover, simmer 15-20 min. or until rice is tender.
  4. While rice mixture cooks, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. margarine over medium-high heat in skillet used for beef. Add onions and cook until golden brown, about 12-13 min.
  5. Uncover rice mixture and stir in beef and onions. Top with cheese and parsley, if desired. Let sit 2-3 min. to warm through and melt cheese.