Hearty Beans and Rice Recipe
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Hearty Beans and Rice Recipe

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Filling, fast-fixing and fabulous flavor make this hefty dish sure to become a family favorite. —BARB MUSGROVE, FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1-1/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 376 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Beans and Rice in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p84

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[email protected] User ID: 6286628 135783
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"added some kick with a few drops of hot sauce and tomatoe paste. the husband ate some right out of the pan!"

mv1359 User ID: 3208898 186067
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I added some garlic, onion, italian seasoning, and chicken boullion (I used ground turkey in place of beef). It would have been bland without otherwise."

tazeman User ID: 6430119 112384
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Surprisingly bland. It needs an onion (or two) and some peppers."

diligentfrog User ID: 569604 180813
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"Awesome recipe! I used white instant rice (because that is what I had in the cupboard) and added one beef boullion cube to water and garnished with sharp cheese. YUM! My 3 yr. old thought it was too spicy, so next time I will make it with italian seasoned tomatoes."

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