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Texas Hash – Cheap Dinner

Texas Hash – Cheap Dinner

Texas hash is one of the cheapest dinners my grandma taught me to make using her church cookbook. This easy weeknight dinner recipe uses cheap ingredients to create a spectacular meal.


Texas Hash – Cheap Dinner

This recipe came out of one of my grandma’s church cookbooks. These are cookbooks that I treasure with my whole heart. And even though this recipe does not come from my family, it comes from a sweet Christian lady, named Bobbie Dupuy, and to me that’s still exciting!

I am since then passed on the cookbook to another home. I wish so badly I would have snagged a picture to share with you. My grandma remembers Bobbie Dupuy, but wasn’t close to her. This recipe though, is cheap and a fabulous addition to our recipe keeper.


The only big changes I made was that I doubled the rice and liquid. I knew 1/2 cup rice was not enough. So I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family did. It really is easy and delicious!

Cost Breakdown to make Texas hash:

  • Ground turkey or beef – $2.50
  • Rice, 1 pound – $1.00
  • Canned tomatoes – $.50
  • Canned Rotel, store brand – $.50
  • Onion – $.50

Total cost: $5.00 to make Texas Hash. The cost for the seasonings is not included since I already had them on hand.

Half of us had gluten-free bread, and the other half is wheat bread. I simple toasted it and added jelly. We also paired the dish with a simple bag of frozen, steamed green beans. This meal is filling and delicious. The leftovers are great too!

How To Make Italian Flavored Texas Hash Using Brown Rice:

  • 1 pound ground beef, pork, or shredded chicken
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Follow directions below, except you will extend the cooking time to 90 minutes.

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Texas Hash

Homemaker On A Budget
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cuisine Main Dishes, Recipes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 small can of diced chilies mild
  • 1 16oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can water use tomato can and fill with water
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  • In a large skillet, cook onion and meat together under meat is cooked through.
  • Drain off any fat, then in a mix bowl add all ingredients together.
  • Pour into the baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour.

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