Mexican Beef And Rice Casserole is an easy, cheesy, delicious ground beef skillet dinner loaded with Mexican beefy taco flavor that your whole family will love!

Mexican Beef and Rice

This is one of my family’s favorite Mexican Dinners and one of my favorites to make. Why? Because it bursting with loads of Mexican flavor, yet it has everyday ingredients, like ground beef and rice, that I almost always have on hand, and it is a one-pot meal that can be made on top of the stove in one pot for fewer dishes to wash. There is no need to heat the oven or heat up the kitchen, and I have more time to spend with my family instead of washing dishes.

How Do I Control The Spice Level In This Recipe

For the salsa, I used mild red salsa. However, if you like bolder flavor, then use medium or hot salsa for a spicier casserole.

Another way to control the spice level is to make your own taco seasoning instead of using store-bought taco seasoning. In addition to controlling the heat level, it allows you to control the amount of salt in the dish as well.

One Pot Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe:

Cuisine: Mexican

Prep Time: 10min

Cook Time: 30min

Total Time: 40min

Servings: 6

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning (either 1 store-bought packet or homemade)
  • 1-1/2 cups red salsa
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup corn , drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans , drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chilies
  • 1 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (Cheddar, Monterrey Jack)

Maxican beef and rice casserole

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the chopped onion, and bell pepper in oil for about 5 minutes or until the onion and bell pepper are softened.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute stirring frequently to prevent the garlic from burning.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. After the ground beef is cooked, drain the extra grease.
  5. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the cooked ground beef and stir until the ground beef is covered with the taco seasoning.
  6. After the ground beef is seasoned and cooked, add the drained corn, black beans, salsa, tomato paste, and green chilies and stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the dish.
  7. Add the uncooked rice and beef broth.
  8. Cover and bring the rice mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 18 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle shredded Mexican Cheese over the casserole.
  10. Cover for about 3 to 5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  11. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, green onions, or cilantro. Serve hot!
Maxican beef and rice casserole
Nutritional Info:

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 465mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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