Mexican Skillet Fiesta

MEXICAN SKILLET FIESTA

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbsp oil
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can pinto beans with pork, undrained
1 can diced chilies, drained
3/4 cup rice
1 cup water
1 Tbsp chili powder
8oz - 1 lb smoked sausage, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Fry onion in oil until it is softened but not browned. Add next 6 ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Add smoked sausage, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over mixture in skillet, cover and cook until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serves 4. (If you prefer it hotter, don’t drain chilies and add more chili powder.)