Ground Beef Spanish Rice

Spanish rice with beef
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
292 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 292
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 963mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 24g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Optional: 1 or 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 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

Steps 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.

Recipe Variation

  • 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.