Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

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This Mexican beef and rice skillet is the perfect one pot wonder – cheesy, flavorful and meaty for all those weeknight dinners when you want a quick dinner without switching on the oven!

skillet with beef and rice, salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, and olives.
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Delicious Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

I’m not going to lie to you when I say that I’ve been supremely lazy the last few weeks because it’s too hot to do anything right now. And I just want to switch on the air conditioning, plop in front of the television all day and eat some mango cheesecake ice cream. But then there is food that needs to be made and dishes that need to be washed and all the other work that I don’t want to think about. So I’m always looking for the easy way out. And this mexican beef and rice skillet is such a blessing!

It’s perfect when we want a quick, hearty and wholesome meal and I end up putting this out on the dinner table at least once a week these days. But nobody’s complaining because we love this meaty one pot wonder!

skillet with beef and rice, salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, and olives.

I absolutely love mexican food and I’m always trying to incorporate the flavours in my recipes. The best thing to do while making a mexican skillet like this one is to have some readymade taco seasoning on hand because it just makes your job so much easier. You just dump in the seasoning with all your other stuff and the flavours are spot on!

When you try this out, don’t forget all the toppings because that’s definitely a game changer. We love topping it with avocados, tomatoes, more bell peppers, olives and of course lots of cilantro. The toppings add so much freshness to the entire bowl.

This mexican beef and rice skillet is also perfect as leftovers. I always end up making a few extra helpings so that we don’t have to worry about lunch the next day! And if you are looking for something to go on the side, try this Cucumber Noodle Prawn and Mango Salad which adds so much colour on the table!

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skillet with beef and rice, salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, and olives fork coming out of it all cheesy

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

This mexican beef and rice skillet is the perfect one pot wonder – cheesy, flavorful and meaty for all those weeknight dinners when you want a quick dinner without switching on the oven!
Course One Pot
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, beef and rice, ground beef dinner, mexican, mexican recipes, mexican skillet, rice skillet, skillet, taco seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 450kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 pound Beef
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 large Onion diced
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers diced
  • 1 can diced Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Diced tomatoes bell peppers, avocados, olives and cilantro for topping

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan and add the ground beef. Brown the beef for a few minutes and add garlic, jalapeno and onion.
  • Stir fry for a few minutes till the onion starts turning translucent and add the bell peppers, tomatoes, taco seasoning and salt.
  • Cook this for 4-5 minutes and add the rice and beef stock to the skillet.
  • Bring this to a quick boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes till the rice is cooked through.
  • Mix in the shredded cheese and serve with your favourite topping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1108mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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