Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

This ground beef and rice skillet is perfect when you need a simple dinner. It’s full of flavor and comes together very quickly. It’s a versatile dish and reheats great. I’ve also been known to serve this dish as a dip, and it’s always a hit!

Ingredients Needed for Ground Beef and Rice SKillet:

Ground Beef

Diced Red Onion

Minced Garlic

Smoked Paprika


Green Enchilada Sauce

Pinto Beans

Green chiles

Rotel tomatoes

Cooked white rice

Shredded cheddar cheese

Recipe Notes: 

  • feel free to use black beans instead of pinto beans
  • any flavor of cheese will work in this dish
  • once cooked, you can top it with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, etc
  • you can also serve this meat mixture wrapped up in a tortilla, over a bed of lettuce, or with tortilla chips.

You may also like these cheesy beef burritos!

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Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

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Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

This simple skillet meal is full of flavor!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Ground Beef and rice skillet

Servings: 4 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of diced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of pinto beans drained
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can of green chiles
  • 1 (10 ounce) can of mild Rotel tomatoes drained
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • In a 10 inch skillet, add red onion, minced garlic, and ground beef and cook on medium heat. Drain off any grease. Add smoked paprika and cumin and stir through. Stir in enchilada sauce, pinto beans, green chiles, and Rotel tomatoes.

  • Stir until combined and then add cooked rice to the meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.


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