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One Pot Taco Beef and Rice
One Pot Taco Beef And Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican beef and rice skillet, one pot taco beef and rice, taco beef and rice, taco skillet
Servings: 4
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
  1. Heat large non-stick skillet with deep sides over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook ground beef, onion, garlic and taco seasoning until beef is browned.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, salsa, brown rice and water.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  6. Top with shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapenos and cilantro leaves or your favorite toppings.
  7. Serve on it’s own or in taco shells or tortillas!

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Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings/about 6 cups.