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Skillet Spanish Rice With Ground Beef

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Skillet Spanish Rice With Ground Beef

Easy Skillet Spanish Rice

Photo: Diana Rattray
This skillet Spanish rice is a hearty dish for an everyday family meal, and it's a snap to prepare and cook. Serve this flavorful ground beef Spanish rice with biscuits and a tossed salad for a delicious dinner.


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 pound extra-lean or lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more, as needed
  • dash black pepper
  • shredded Mexican blend, Monterey Jack, or Cheddar cheese, for garnish, optional


In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain.

Leaving about 1 teaspoon of bacon grease in the pan, brown the ground beef, stirring and breaking up as it cooks. Add onion and green pepper and cook until onion is softened. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, water, ketchup, rice, chili powder, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a dash of pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until rice is tender. Top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese, if desired.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Quick & delicious family dinner!, Member leslieoden

I needed to make a super quick skillet dish tonight for my busy family, tried this and it was a hit! I increased all ingredient quantities by 50% and still my family of five polished off the whole dish! Will double next time. I didn't have time tonight for chopping onions, garlic, and peppers, so instead I used 1T dried minced onion, 1- 1/2 tsp garlic powder and two 10-ounce cans of Original Rotel tomatoes instead of plain diced ones. Added a little extra chili powder, and a smidge of oregano, too. Melted shredded cheddar on top, served with steamed green beans and whole wheat bread. The verdict was unanimous--YUM!!

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