Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Welcome to Easy Street my friends! This Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet is a perfect combination of taco seasoning, ground beef, corn, tomatoes and black beans. Add in the cheddar cheese for an incredible cheesy dinner that makes life easier and flavorful!

The Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet in a stainless steel skillet, ready to be served.

Can I please tell you why this recipe is absolutely worth a try?? First, it’s made all in ONE dish… Thats right, one! So clean up is eeeaaassssyyyyyy. Second, it’s jammed packed with veggies and protein. And third, it’s so flavorful and delicious! Oh yeah – It all comes together in about 25 minutes! Seriously, can you ask for much more in a recipe? Give it a try and let me know!

What is Minute Rice?

Minute Rice is the same thing as Instant Rice. It is rice that has almost finished cooking, then is stopped, and dehydrated. So all that is left to so when you cook it is the last 5 minutes of cooking it missed out on. It takes cooking time down dramatically and is super easy to cook with. Minute Rice is just one ingredients, and its rice grown here in the USA. It can used on the stove top, in the microwave, or added to any casserole or dish that needs rice.

The ingredients for the Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet packaged, and in a skillet before being cooked.

Ingredients for our Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet:

  • Ground bbef
  • Rotel
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Green Pepper
  • Sweet Onion
  • Black Beans
  • Garlic
  • Corn
  • Chicken Broth
  • Cheddar Cheese

How to make our Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet:

First, dice the sweet onion into small pieces. Next, cut and core the green pepper. If you prefer more spice, leave some of the pepper seeds in. Add those two ingredients , along with the garlic, to a skillet over medium heat. Saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

A stainless steal skillet with diced garlic, green peppers, and onions before being cooked.

Next, add the ground beef to the vegetable mixture and cook. Stir occasionally and break up the meat as you go. The vegetables will continue to cook and soften. Drain any excess grease after meat is cooked through. Then, add an entire packet of taco seasoning. Stir to combine completely.

The vegetable mixture in a skillet with cooked ground beef and taco seasoning about to be stirred in.

Once meat is completely combined with the seasoning, pour in the Rotel, drained corn, and drained black beans. Stir. Pour the 1 cup of minute rice over the mixture and stir. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and allow to cook for 12 minutes, stirring one time in-between. After 12 minutes, or when rice is tender, slowly stir in the cheddar cheese.

The ground beef mixture all combined with dried Minute Rice sitting on top before being cooked.

Garnish with fresh diced cilantro and serve!

The final of the Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet in  skillet before being served, garnished with fresh cilantro.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

The Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet all finished and ready to be served.

Welcome to Easy Street my friends! This Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet is a perfect combination of taco seasoning, ground beef, corn, tomatoes and black beans. Add in the cheddar cheese for an incredible cheesy dinner that makes life easier and flavorful!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 sweet onion, rough chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic (2 Cloves)
  • 1 Can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can corn, drained
  • 1 can Rotel, mild
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup minute rice
  • 1 Packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups, shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. First dice the onion and green pepper and mince the garlic. Add to a large skillet and sauté for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Next, add the ground beef to the vegetables and cook until done, about 8 minutes. Drain off extra grease.
  3. Add taco seasoning and stir thoroughly.
  4. Add in Rotel, drained corn, and drained black beans. Stir fully.
  5. Add 1 cup of Minute Rice and stir. Slowly add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Place the lid on the skillet and allow to cook until rice is tender, about 12 minutes.
  7. After rice is tender, stir in 2 cups of cheese, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1084mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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