Southwest Beef & Rice Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, beans, broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 433 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1154mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.
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Mar 26, 2018
I prepared this skillet dinner tonight. I followed the recipe but used brown rice and Cheddar cheese. We loved it. It is quick, easy, and uses many ingredients found in the pantry. Delicious. We will have it again.Volunteer Field Editor
Nov 29, 2017
I couldn't find Ranch-style pinto beans, but I did find Bush's "Cocina Latina" Frijoles a la Mexicana and that seemed to do the trick. This was quite yummy, reminded me a bit of chili. I feel like it made way more than 5 servings. At the end I added extra cheese. Next time I'd add in extra vegetables to make this a more rounded meal. This was perfect for a weeknight dinner, and hit the spot on a cold night. I'd make this again.
Nov 11, 2014
This was a big hit in my house. I used precooked brown rice (frozen and microwaved before adding), left out the salt and used small red beans in place of the Ranch Style beans. There were no leftovers, so I guess that means it's a winner!
Sep 24, 2014
Yum! My husband and kids loved this! I switched to regular cheese for the kids.
Nov 10, 2013
Loved it but made a few changes to turn down the heat: used reg. rice, cooked it then added it. couldn't find the beans so used reg. pinto beans & added another 1/2 c. tomato sauce to compensate. Used only 1/2 tsp chili powder & 1/2 an onion. Also used 4 cheese blend Mexican lowfat cheese. It was still terrific.
Nov 1, 2012
Easy and fast meal. The Pepper Jack cheese adds a nice spice. I used brown rice adding it uncooked with an additional 1/2 c. of beef broth and cooked mixture until the rice was done. I served it with corn and tortilla chips. My husband loved it, adding sour cream and lettuce.
Feb 22, 2012
I needed a quick meal for a lot of people using things I had on hand. I doubled this recipe and put in a crock pot. They really liked it!
Nov 8, 2011
This was okay... Might be better to use salsa in this rather than tomato sauce...
Oct 3, 2011
Was a fast and easy meal. I would make Texas Skillet before I would make this again.
Jul 20, 2011
The weaker palates in the family used cheddar rather than pepper jack as it was definitely spicy! love it!