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Slow Cooker California Pilaf

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
3 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 36149
cook method: stovetop, crock pot

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2 pounds ground beef
2 1/2 cups water
2 cans (8 ounce size) tomato sauce
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
1 small onion, chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup ripe olives, sliced
1 cup raw rice


Brown ground beef in skillet; drain off fat.

Place ground beef and all remaining ingredients in crockpot. Stir well. Cover and cook on low 6-9 hours. (High: 3 hours).

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Laraia, Wichita, Kansas USA


566 calories, 33 grams fat, 34 grams carbohydrates, 31 grams protein per serving.
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Guest at CDKitchen.com

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A childhood favorite! We called it goulash and it was cookedd on the stovetop. The crock worked fine for it and got the rice nice and tender.

Guest at CDKitchen.com

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California pilaf is one of those old recipes that I grew up with although I don't remember it cooking in the crock pot. I've also seen this called goulash. On low this took me about 8 hours until the rice was cooked.

Guest at CDKitchen.com

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I was so happy to find this recipe for California Pilaf. This is what my Mom used to make for us when I was a kid that was my favorite meal! It is a bit 60's-centric ... lots of hamburger, tomato, but I am going to try it ASAP again in her honor ... and I have to recommend it to everyone! Yummy and easy to make.