Lazy Mom’s Dinner

This is for the days when you realize it’s time to eat..and you don’t have any meat thawed out. ugh. You know the day- nothing has gone right and now you have to make supper. “Why do they want to eat every night?!” (I don’t know who to give credit to for that quote ..but it’s funny because it’s true.)  

Lazy Mom’s Dinner to the rescue!

Or as Summer prefers to call it: Salisbury Rice Bowls.

She likes to call it Salisbury Rice Bowls because it brings back fond memories of her and mom eating Salisbury steak and rice when she was very young. Not sure why we remember the strangest things in life but are thankful for the random memories that pop up outta nowhere. 


2 lbs frozen ground beef (very important to be lean)

Seasonings for beef (use your favorite seasonings here!)

-1-2 tsp seasoned salt




-Cavendars (one of my favorite seasoning mixes)

2 cans cream of mushroom

2 cans rotel

1/4 c water

Empty the cans of rotel and cream of mushroom into the instant pot. Add the seasonings and the water and stir well to combine it all together. Place your frozen ground beef in instant pot next.

Cook in instant pot on high pressure for 20 minutes. After cooking, allow to de-pressurize and then chop up the beef into small pieces. The beef should be cooked through, but if it is not, it is completely fine to cook it again for however many minutes you feel will get the job done. Taste it to see if you need more seasonings..don’t be shocked when you are pleasantly surprised by how good this is!

If you decide to serve it over rice (HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO!) then cook your rice while the meat is cooking. Our favorite rice is Jasmine rice, but not sure there’s a wrong option here.

Quinoa, Minute Rice, brown rice, Jasmine rice, wild rice…whatever your heart desires.

Summer’s favorite method for cooking Jasmine rice is this:

4 cups water

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp salt

combine these in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add

2 cups Jasmine rice

Stir the rice and then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Be sure to enjoy the smell if you choose to cook Jasmine rice. It is so good! 

Autumn’s favorite method for cooking Jasmine rice is buying the 90 second microwave pouches… so we are giving you all the options here! 

Serve the meat mixture over the rice in bowls. Our family favorite toppings are cheese, hot sauce, or nothing!



Lean meats work best. We use farm fresh beef, which is very lean. There is very little grease even without draining it. When cooking ground beef in an instant pot together with the rest of the ingredients please, please choose the leanest beef you can get. You could probably use pork or ground turkey in this recipe with good results too. Autumn options for this recipe include using 4-6 chicken breasts instead of beef and any seasoning, sauce, or soup variations that your tastebuds desire. 

We hope that this recipe serves you well when you have that day.

And, rest assured: we’ve all had those days… you’re doing great. 


Summer & Autumn