One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

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My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

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Apparently a few months back I thought I had my life under control and decided to sign my three youngest kids up for the Spring Soccer League, all the while, my oldest daughter is in club swimming.

Guess what folks… my life is NOT under control.

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

It’s just a blur of calendar events that include soccer practice, dentist appointments, swim meets, cub scouts and have mercy, it’s also tax season.

I’m literally drowning in mom duties, grasping for air and easy one skillet dinners to make my life a little easier.

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

And heaven forbid I make a dish that my picky 6 year old doesn’t like, cause then it’s all tears and whining and I’m thisclose to the end of my rope and ready to hang myself on it.

Maybe that’s a bit dramatic.

I guess when it comes down to the end of the day I know I’ll survive. And I’m sure every Mom and Dad out there knows exactly what it’s like to feel like you’re ready to just ‘Netflix and Chill’ while the rest of the family tries to hold it all together. But we persevere. We forge forward and most of all, we find easy and filling dinner recipes like this one.

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

Oh yes. Even my picky 6 year old loved this one skillet dinner recipe.

It’s the perfect combination of taco meat, rice, corn and lots of cheese. You can throw in a can of black beans or pinto beans if you want to bulk it up even more.

The toppings are also totally optional, but they seriously take this dinner to the next level.

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

We enjoyed this quick and easy dinner straight out of the pan the first night, but the next day we used up the leftovers in a warm flour tortilla and wrapped it up burrito style.

Super quick and super easy. aka Parent Life Savers.

My whole family LOVED this One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice dinner recipe! Super quick and easy and we ate the leftovers wrapped up in tortillas!

You’re going to love this one!

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Serves 6

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

This quick and easy taco inspired skillet comes together so fast and will become a family favorite.

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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5 based on 1 review(s)

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning (1 or 2 of the packets)
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup fire roasted corn kernels, drained
  • 3/4 cups white long grain rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • Taco toppings:
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Avocado
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Cook the onion in a large skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the ground beef, using a wooden spoon to break up and crumble. Cook until no longer pink. Drain and discard fat. Return skillet to heat.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, corn kernels, rice and beef broth, stir until combined. Bring to a small boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring at 10 minutes.
  3. Stir and top with the shredded cheese. Cover and cook on low for an additional 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with the taco toppings of your choice! Enjoy!

Notes

You can use regular corn kernels in place of the fire roasted ones. You can also add a 1/2 cup of rinsed and drained black beans to the skillet before covering to cook if desired.

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
77 Responses
  1. I never truly realized i was completely overwhelmed until i had to leave with a daughter diagnosed with cancer. 7 months later i came home with a new perspective. Praise God you are amazing. Go girl Go. : )) Going to cook your meal, sounds very good and one pan. thank you
  2. Stacey
    I have leftover Spanish rice to use up. I think I'm going to try it in this recipe and adjust the liquid amounts. Any suggestions?
  3. This recipe is amazing! My husband raved about it! I added black beans and that seemed to absorb the liquid nicely. I read the other comments how it took longer than 20 min to simmer, but mine was right on time..
  4. linda
    This was really good and kid friendly. Not sure why some are having a hard time with the rice getting cooked. I used white long grain rice and it cooked fine in 20 min. I added a can of drained black beans and topped it with tortilla chip strips, black olives and a dollop of sour cream. Next time I will add 1/2 cup more broth and 1/4 cup more rice...I would have liked a little more rice. Also, during cooking I would add a tablespoon of tomato paste. Thanks for the recipe
  5. Sarah
    This was delicious! I added a can of seasoned black beans at the end. My husband ate 2 bowls... I kept it to one bowl and ate it as a salad over lettuce. Definitely adding to my rotation!
  6. Hunter
    I followed the directions exactly and have been cooking this an extra 20 minutes so far as the rice isn't getting soft at all. This is the 3rd 'one pot' meal I've tried with the same results every time. Although I'm sure the taste will be fine I'm calling bologna on these one pot meals.
  7. Shirley
    Thanks for two recipes (Mexican Beef and Rice and Cajun Chicken Pasta Skillet). We camp in a motorhome, and I am always looking for good recipes that I can make stove top or on an induction cooker. Don't want to heat things up too much, and when heading south in January there are no campgrounds open, so no power hook-up. Need creative, simple meals. These two sound like just the right thing.
  8. Ashley
    Just so you know in case you were unaware 'Netflix and Chill' means sex. Recipe looks great though can't wait to try it
    1. Britt Morse
      I didn’t know that’s what “Netflix and Chill” means... No wonder my husband is always disappointed after we watch shows.
  9. Jeri
    I am looking forward to making this for my sister's & brother. We all are retired and take turns cooking. Love anything to do with tacos. Thanks for the recipe

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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