Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Skillet
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
tablespoon vegetable oil
medium red bell pepper, diced
cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef 6 to 8 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown. Drain, and wipe out skillet.
Add oil to skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and corn. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
Stir in beef, enchilada sauce and taco seasoning mix. Heat to simmering; stir in rice. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until rice is heated through.
Top with cheese and cilantro.
- No leftover rice in the fridge? Frozen precooked rice is a good option.
- For even more flavor, serve with hot sauce and lime wedges.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- While these days one-skillet recipes are practically a dime a dozen, you’ll find yourself disappointed that they often fall short in the flavor department. Rest assured, that’s not the case with the Tex-Mex dish thanks to fresh cilantro, red bell pepper and a small-but-mighty packet of taco seasoning. We used ground beef but ground chicken or turkey would be just as good. If you’re looking for a little more kick, you can add a few drops of hot sauce or sprinkle red pepper flakes into the skillet. Feel free to take this customizable recipe wherever you want it to go with poblano peppers, salsa, sour cream, more cheese (yes, please!), jalapenos or green chiles. Then devour it, wash your skillet and find your next skillet dinner to make tomorrow!