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Beef Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy Cheesy Mexican Beef Rice Recipe

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


The Mexican Beef Rice Recipe is an excellent all-in-one meal. A kid-friendly meal that you can easily whip up in no time! Super cheesy and loaded with mouthwatering flavors!



1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp garlic powder

1 lb ground beef

2 tbsp taco seasoning

1 (15 ounces) can whole kernel corn

1 c. beef broth

1 c. long-grain rice, uncooked

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

½ c. water

½ c. salsa

8 ounces tomato sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper


Cook the ground beef in a large skillet for about 4 – 5 minutes over medium heat until brown, breaking the meat into chunks.

Once done, drain any excess grease and set the browned beef aside.

Saute the onions in the same pan for 2 – 3 minutes.

To the pan, add the ground beef along with the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well until everything is blended.

Then, stir in the tomato sauce, salsa, beef stock, water, and rice.

Bring everything to a boil on medium heat. Then, add the whole-kernel corn.

Adjust the heat to low once the mixture is boiling, and let it simmer for 15 – 18 minutes. Stir the rice regularly to ensure the rice isn’t sticking.

About 5 minutes before serving, top everything with cheddar cheese and let it melt.


For more flavor, toss in some bell peppers or jalapenos.

How To Make it Gluten free

Opt to use gluten-free taco seasoning or make your own.

Always check the label before buying as some brands of beef broth may contain gluten-contaminating ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 512
  • Sugar: 6.7 g
  • Sodium: 1298 mg
  • Fat: 15.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.1 g
  • Protein: 38.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 100.5 mg

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