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One Pot Taco Beef and Rice
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4.50 from 12 votes

One Pot Taco Beef And Rice

Change up your Taco Tuesday this week with our One Pot Taco Beef and Rice. A taco skillet recipe that’s quick, easy and delicious will soon become a family favorite taco alternative. With all the flavors of a taco, you can eat this easy taco rice recipe on it’s own or in taco shells.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef and rice, mexican beef and rice skillet, one pot taco beef and rice, taco beef and rice, taco skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 Tbs. taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • sour cream
  • 1 small tomato , chopped
  • sliced jalapenos
  • cilantro leaves


  • Heat large non-stick skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat.
  • Cook ground beef, onion, garlic and taco seasoning until beef is browned.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, salsa, brown rice and water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  • Top with shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapenos and cilantro leaves or your favorite toppings.
  • Serve on it’s own or in taco shells or tortillas!



Makes 4 servings/about 6 cups.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Use shredded taco cheese
  • Top with store bought or homemade guacamole
  • Make with ground turkey instead of ground beef
  • Substitute ground chicken for the ground beef
  • Replace instant brown rice with instant white rice


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1992IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 5mg