Ground Beef Spanish Rice

Spanish rice with beef
Diana Rattray
  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings (5)

This Spanish rice is an American-style recipe made with ground beef, tomatoes, and seasonings. It's a simple skillet meal that cooks quickly.

The Spanish rice can also be made with ground turkey, or leave the meat out and add more vegetables. 

Related Recipe Spanish Rice With Bacon and Ground Beef

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy skillet brown ground beef in butter.
  2. Add onion, green bell pepper, salt, brown sugar, chili powder, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until onion is tender.
  3. Add tomatoes and ketchup; simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Add rice. Cover and simmer 25 minutes, or until the rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Add a little water or tomato juice if necessary.

Serves 6.


Minute Rice Version: Add about 1 cup of Minute Rice to the skillet at the end of cooking time.

Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff and serve.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 292
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 963 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 24 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)