1 lb. ground beef 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup cubed raw potato 1 cup sliced raw carrot 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup shredded cabbage 1 large can tomatoes (2 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup rice 1 small bay leaf 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 1/4 tsp dried basil leaves 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1-1/2 qt. water Grated cheddar cheese
Cook beef with onion until slightly browned; add potato, carrot, celery, cabbage and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Sprinkle in rice; add bay leaf, thyme, basil, salt, pepper and water. Cover and simmer 1 hour. To serve, sprinkle with cheese. Makes 5 servings.