Spanish Beef and Rice Recipe -
Spanish Beef and Rice Recipe
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Spanish Beef and Rice

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"Beef broth delivers a flavor bonus to the rice when cooked with ground beef and tomato sauce in this one-dish recipe."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Cook beef, onion and pepper in skillet until beef is browned. Pour off fat.
  2. Add broth, tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic. Heat to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and cook over low heat 20 minutes or until rice is done. Serve with cheese and sour cream if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2009

Okay, I changed this quite a bit but I give it 5 for the base and the ability to play with this dish - also the simplicity. I used ground turkey, I pan fried with onions and garlic, added cumin, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, and paprika. I added 1.25 cups of rice, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 2.5 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillons mixed in. I also added black beans, Mexican red beans and corn - brought to a boil, then covered and turned down to low for 25 minutes. Served with shredded cheese and sour cream - LOVED IT. If you want it spicy add cayenne or hot sauce before simmering.. YUM.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2009

I was the only person at our dinner table to eat this, I think the amount of chili powder was a turn off...probably because we aren't used to it. I may try it again and skip it, however preparing recipe as is, I would rate a 3. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

Apr 29, 2009

This was great! I did, however, do a few changes. I seasoned the beef and the onions while cooking them with garlic salt and paprika. I also used 8oz of salsa instead of 8oz of tomato sauce because I did not have any tomato sauce on hand. The end result - DELICIOUS! Other reviewers have stated that the recipe tasted too much like chili powder, but mine was just right!

Jul 02, 2009

This is a good base recipe, but for us it just needs some more spices. I think I would add a couple of garlic cloves and some red pepper flakes. I also thought that using a medium taco sauce instead of plain tomato sauce would probably be good.

Mar 01, 2011

This is simple yet tasty. Instead of the spices I substituted a packet of taco seasoning. I also added a can of diced tomatoes. I had to cook this for twice as long as the reciped stated, so the rice was not crunchy.

Jan 09, 2012

Used this recipe for years. I have a family of 6 and a full time job so on nights when I don't have anything ready this is always perfect. It's fast and the kids love it.

Sep 12, 2011

really like the flavors...

Mar 06, 2009

Yummy! Spanish Beef and Rice has always reminded me of stuffed green peppers but less work.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

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

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