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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Someone needs to take my Mom card away.

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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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

This quick and easy taco inspired skillet comes together so fast and will become a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 456 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning, 1 or 2 of the packets
  • 1 diced tomatoes, 14oz can , undrained
  • 1 cup fire roasted corn kernels, drained
  • 3/4 cups white long grain rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup colby jack cheese, shredded

Taco toppings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Avocado
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Salsa

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1395mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Cheese, corn, Ground Beef, Mexican, One skillet, rice, tomatoes
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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. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
127 Responses
  1. Sue

    5 stars
    I make this at least once a month. My picky children love it! I can’t find fire roasted corn so I use regular corn. Instead, I use a can of salsa style fire roasted diced tomatoes and add a can of rinsed and drained black beans. It is so good!!!

  2. Grace

    5 stars
    Great recipe! I’m in love with one dish dinners- a life saver! I didn’t have a can of diced tomatoes but I had a can of rotel and it came out great!

    1. Hi Janeene, it sounds like maybe your printer is running low on ink? My recipes are made to print black ink, so that’s the only thing I can think of?

  3. Audrey Brown

    4 stars
    The taste is great however despite following the instruction to cook for 20 minutes, the rice wasn’t done (i.e., still crunchy :-)). I will definitely make this again but will either use rice that is already cooked or is at least parboiled. I bet it would be great with chicken in place of the ground beef, too.

    1. Sounds like something might be wrong with the rice? Make sure you bring the mixture to a boil before you cover and let cook. As always, make sure you cook until the rice is tender (even if it takes a little longer than 20 minutes), as all stove tops can vary in their heat settings.

  4. Marilyn

    Love all your recipes and enjoy reading the ‘suggestions’ others offer. THIS is going to be dinner tonight with some added beans.

  5. Christine McCarthy

    Hi!! This recipe is a staple in my home, but I’m wondering how to swap out brown rice. Do I need to adjust the liquid content and cook time? Thanks a million!

  6. Lily

    5 stars
    Great, super easy recipe. I made this earlier this week for my partner and I and it’s lasted for a few days of leftovers while he’s away. It’s going to become a go-to recipe for when he goes on business trips.

  7. Tammy

    I finally got around to trying this. I was expecting it to be a good everyday family meal. What I wasn’t expecting was just how good it was! This is certainly a keeper that will be made regularly! Thank you for yet another great meal!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; 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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