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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Spice up your dinners with our Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet recipe! This one-pan dish is a burst of Tex-Mex flavors combining well-seasoned ground beef, vibrant bell peppers, hearty black beans and sweet corn, with parboiled rice. All these ingredients are simmered together in chunky salsa and savory broth to create an aroma that will draw everyone to the dinner table. For the Tex-Mex experience add a sprinkle of shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and a squeeze of zesty lime. It’s a satisfying meal that is bound to become a family favorite. Indulge, in this flavor fiesta tonight!



1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. ground beef

1 red pepper, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

Salt & pepper to taste

1 c parboiled rice (see notes)

1.5 c broth or more if it seems dry

1 jar (16-oz) chunky salsa

1 can (15-oz) black beans

1 c sweet corn, canned OR frozen

Shredded cheese, lime wedges, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips. optional, to serve


Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet, over medium-high heat.

Throw in the chopped onion and sauté for around 2 minutes then add the minced garlic and ground beef. Cook until the beef is nicely browned.

Next mix in the yellow peppers and cook for an additional minute.

Add tomato paste, taco seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet. Give it a stir. Let it cook for about a minute.

Now it’s time to add the parboiled rice, broth, chunky salsa, black beans and sweet corn. Make sure everything is well mixed together.

Bring the mixture to a simmer cover it with a lid and reduce the heat. Let it cook for 15 minutes or until everything is fully cooked. If needed you can add broth during this process.

As a step to make things extra delicious; sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of your dish. Cover it again for another 2 minutes so that the cheese melts beautifully. Serve your creation with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!


To guarantee that this Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet is fit, for those on a gluten-free diet make sure to use taco seasoning that is expressly labeled as gluten-free. Additionally, double-check that both the broth and chunky salsa you choose are also free from gluten. Lastly, opt for a brand of parboiled rice that is approved as gluten-free. By making these swaps you can relish this meal without any troubles or worries, about gluten!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes