Sum Gum
Recipe type: Dinner Entree, One pan meal
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Serves: 6
This simple combination of ground beef, green beans, rice, and seasoning is a simple and satisfying one dish meal. This recipe is at its easiest when made from leftover cooked rice because if the rice is already cooked, everything can be made in one pan, and that makes after dinner clean up simple. TOTAL COST OF RECIPE: $5.96 or $0.99 per serving
  • 1 pound lean ground beef ($4.96)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans ($0.50)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce ($0.31)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic ($0.03)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper ($0.02)
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice cooked with 2 cups of water (or 2 cups leftover cooked white rice) ($0.14)
  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, brown ground beef in a skillet.
  3. Drain excess fat
  4. Add canned green beans along with the canning liquid to the ground beef.
  5. Add soy sauce. black pepper, and granulated garlic.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add rice to pan with ground beef and green bean mixture.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Continue to simmer, stirring frequently until mixture is thoroughly combined and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Serve with extra soy sauce which can be added to taste.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at