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Beefy Spanish Rice  Recipe
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Beefy Spanish Rice

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"This is my mom's seasoned rice recipe and is a main dish that is delicious with cornbread, black-eyed peas and turnip greens. It tastes even better when it's been refrigerated overnight and reheated!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the rice, onion and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes, or until onions are tender. Add the ground beef and saute until browned. Drain excess oil and fat.
  2. Add the corn, tomato sauce, ketchup and water. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2003

Yummy rice, Donna! I left out water, tomato sauce and ketchup, added 2- 14.5 ounce cans of mexican style stewed tomatoes. Excellent main dish material with green salad and garlic bread. Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2010

We did not care for this.

Nov 01, 2003

Really easy to make... but although I used an extra cup of water, the rice was still pretty undercooked... so I added a little bit more... So for every ONE cup of rice, you should definitely put in 2 - 2.5 cups of water. I also added some mushrooms, 2 large jalapeno peppers for a kick, and a few dashes of tobasco sauce. And instead of cooking it for 30 minutes, I let it simmer for about 45 minutes and let the sauce thicken by putting it aside, off the stove, for about another 5-10 minutes.

Dec 18, 2005

Quick and easy with minimal mess. My 9 year old didn't like it, but no reason why. It was very good. I didn't use catsup, my husband hates it, instead I used some salsa. I also added 3/4 cup more water, after reading other reviews, turned out perfect. also added fresh garlic, cumin, chili powder, 1 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese, and 1/2 cup slices olives. I will make this again for a quick dinner.

Apr 15, 2003

I added a can of diced tomatoes with some of the juice drained out, an entire can of corn (instead of one cup), ground cumin, chili powder, and replaced the pepper and onion with a bag of frozen peppers and onions...I made it to the point of throwing it all together and then put it all in a crock-pot on high for several hours until the rice was tender....tasted like a stuffed pepper casserole. YUM! Very easy to change ingredients to whatever you have on hand or like. Stayed VERY MOIST in the crock-pot. I can hardly wait until tomorrow since Donna L. says it is even better the next day!

Nov 15, 2008

Wow - this gets five points for both ease (less than 15 minutes prep time) and taste (every member of my family liked it - a near miracle). I doctored it a bit. To make it healthier I used brown rice instead of white, ground chicken instead of beef, and a 28 oz. can of stewed tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce and ketchup. To make it more flavorful I sauteed two cloves of garlic with the onion, and added 1 tsp. each of cumin and chili powder. To make it easier, I sauteed the onion, garlic and chicken and then dumped them and the rest of the ingredients into a crock pot on high for four hours. It was absolutely perfect, the brown rice was so tender and I didn't have to worry about stirring and burning. The way to go with this recipe!

Aug 17, 2003

YUMMERS!!!! I followed one of the other reviews and got everything thrown together and then stuffed it in my crock pot. I added some mushrooms because my hubby and I are mushroom junkies, and it turned out very yummy!! not too sweet, but just right. I added some Tony Chacherie's spice powder to it and gave it a kick. I highly recommend this recipe. Thank you Donna!!

Nov 09, 2003

Thanks Donna- both myself and my fiance loved having this as a change from our usual boring beef dishes. These are my variations: I used 1 1/2 cups rice, 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 pound hamburger, 1 whole large onion, 1 cup salsa, 1 can diced tomato, 1 can tomato paste (in place of the tomato sauce), 1 Tablespoon crushed red peppers, some dried chili peppers and no salt. YUM! Even better the next day!


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 496 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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