I like skillet meals, because they are a fast meal. However, many skillet meals call for a lot of cheese, and aren't always that healthy. This one, on the other hand, easily fits into my Weight Watchers Plan. Plus, it's easy to eat for Mason.
1 lb ground beef, 93% lean
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1-1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
Brown ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet. Add tomato sauce and water (I originally started with 1 cup of water, but I added more as the rice was cooking) to the beef, then stir in uncooked rice. Let mixture come to a boil until rice is tender. Stir in brown sugar and simmer until mixture is reduced, yet still moist.
This yields 4 servings (one cup each) at 8 Points+.
VERDICT: I liked it, and so did Mason. Jeff thought it needed onion, but those of us who like bland food, this was right up our alley. Pair this with a fruit and a vegetable, and you have a very well-rounded meal.