Mexican Beef & Rice #onepotmeal

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Weeknights can be rough sometimes – getting dinner on the table doesn’t need to make it harder than it has to be. This one pot Mexican Beef & Rice is so easy to put together and you probably have most of the staple ingredients in your kitchen already. It is also a very hearty meal that is sure to fill everyone up! By cooking this all in one pan, you get so much flavor developed in a short cook time.

Mexican Beef & Rice

One pot meals are a busy family’s dream. Especially one like this, that sits covered for most of the cook time. You can get things done around the house while it cooks away and gets so much flavor pushed into the rice and beef. I used jalapenos and a hot red taco sauce. As always, adjust as you need to for heat levels. Green chilies are great to swap out for the jalapenos. And you can use mild, medium or hot taco sauce (red or green).

Mexican Beef & Rice

I served this with a could of warm tortillas (soft taco sized) so that we could rip pieces off and put spoon fulls of the rice & beef mixtures. And some sour cream for garnish is good too. Since this dish has all the bases covered (veggies, starch and protein) I didn’t add anything on the side. This stuff is also great as a lunch leftover.

Mexican Beef & Rice

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Mexican Beef & Rice

A flavorful one pot meal with corn, jalapenos, rice and beef all covered in cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword beef, black beans, cheese, corn, ground beef, jalapeno, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • ½ White Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 3 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 15oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 4oz can Diced Jalapenos
  • 1 15oz can Corn
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Taco Sauce
  • 2 cups Rice
  • 2 cups Colby Jack Cheese shredded
  • 3 Green Onions chopped
  • Sour Cream for garnish
  • Tortillas if desired

Instructions

  • Add oil, onion and garlic to large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 3 minutes then add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, oregano. Cook and crumble until no longer pink.
  • Add beef broth, tomatoes, corn, jalapenos, lime juice, and taco sauce. Bring just a boil and add in rice. Reduce heat to medium and cover pan. Cook for 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove lid, sprinkle with cheese and replace lid. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and top with sour cream and/taco sauce, as desired. Serve with warm tortilla, if desired.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Mexican Beef & Rice #onepotmeal

  1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
    Estelle Forrest says:

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  2. Estelle,
    I found you at ‘The answer is chocolate’ !
    This recipe looks delicious, I am definitely going to make it this week.
    Thanks for sharing. I could eat Mexican food every night 🙂
    xo Lisa S

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I hope you enjoy! Let me know how it turns out

  3. Looks yummy. I am a big fan of Mexican food!! Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 13! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw.

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