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Mexican rice with ground beef

Quick and Easy Mexican Rice with Ground Beef

Do you need a new and simple one-pan meal in your life? Mexican Rice with Ground Beef is a quick dish to throw together any night of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Nerdy Millennial


  • 2 cups white rice
  • 3 cups bone broth or organic beef broth
  • 1 cup fresh or fermented salsa recipe here
  • 1 cup pinto beans soaked and cooked (or canned/jarred pinto beans)
  • 1-2 cups leftover roast beef or stew meat browned ground beef also works
  • 1 tsp southwest style seasoning OR homemade taco seasoning recipe here
  • Garnish: chopped green onion sour cream


  • In a large skillet, add the rice, broth, salsa, beans, beef, and seasoning. Bring to boiling on medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Stir once, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer on low for 20-25 minutes until rice is done and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with fresh sour cream and chopped green peppers as a garnish.