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 Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
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.
94 Responses
  1. 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!

  2. Bwendy Henderson

    This was fantastic!!! I didn’t have cilantro and next time I will add chives. Forgot salsa but it was great without!

  3. Pam Leonard

    Hello Shawn,

    Your recipes look great! I’m going to try your Easy Ground Beef Enchilada and Easy Mexican Rice with your Taco season and Enchilada sauce tonight. I’m also looking for a good and easy Refried Bean recipe do you happen to have one? I cook a lot of pinto beans and always have left overs and would like to make Refried Beans with them.

    Thank You for sharing your Great Recipes we us all,
    Pamela Leonard 🙂

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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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