Easy Mexican Ground Beef Rice Skillet

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Welcome to our kitchen! In this recipe, we’re sharing a super easy and flavorful recipe for a Mexican Ground Beef Rice Skillet that you can whip up in just 30 minutes using only one pan!

This dish is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something delicious and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen. With simple ingredients like ground beef, rice, beans, and spices, this recipe packs a punch of flavor that the whole family will love.

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Easy Mexican Ground Beef Rice Skillet

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 410
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Not only is this meal quick and convenient to make, but it's also incredibly versatile. You can customize it with your favorite toppings like cheese, avocado, salsa, or sour cream to make it your own.

So if you're looking for a fuss-free dinner that's packed with Mexican flavors, give this Easy Mexican Ground Beef Rice Skillet a try. Don't forget to subscribe for more easy and delicious recipes like this one!



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  1. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the ground beef in and fry until browned and cooked through. 

  2. Move the beef to one side of the pan and add in the onion and garlic. Stir and saute until fragrant and mix together. 

  3. Move the mixture to one side of the pan again and add in the rice. Stir and fry for about 2 minutes. Add in the tomatoes, beans, corn, hot peppers, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir and fry until well combined. 

  4. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat to medium low, and simmer for about 20 minutes. 

  5. After 20 minutes, remove the top and spread the cheese over. Place the lid back on and cook for another 5 minutes. 

  6. Plate, garnish with cilantro, and enjoy your Mexican ground beef and rice skillet. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.1g24%
Saturated Fat 5.8g29%
Cholesterol 82mg28%
Sodium 410mg18%
Potassium 844mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 27g54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


  1. Customization: Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking! You can add extra veggies like diced tomatoes, jalapeños, or spinach for added flavor and nutrition.

  2. Protein Options: If you prefer, you can swap out the ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, or even plant-based meat alternatives like tofu or textured vegetable protein (TVP).

  3. Rice Variations: Experiment with different types of rice such as long grain, jasmine, or brown rice for a nuttier flavor and added fiber.

  4. Spice Level: Adjust the amount of chili powder and cumin to suit your spice preference. You can also add a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick of heat.

  5. Make-Ahead: This dish can be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

  6. Freezing: This Mexican Ground Beef Rice Skillet is freezer-friendly! Allow the dish to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

  7. Toppings: Get creative with toppings! Try adding sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, or a squeeze of lime juice for a burst of freshness and flavor.

  8. Side Dish Suggestions: Serve this skillet meal with your favorite side dishes such as tortilla chips, warmed tortillas, or a crisp green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

  9. One-Pan Cleanup: Enjoy the convenience of easy cleanup with this one-pan recipe! Less time washing dishes means more time enjoying your delicious meal.

Keywords: Mexican Cuisine, Ground Beef and Recipe, Midweek Meal, Skillet Dish, 30 Minute Recipe

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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