Crock Pot Spanish Rice With Ground Beef

spanish rice
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
334 Calories
14g Fat
16g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 668mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 907mg 19%
*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 beefy crock pot Spanish rice is a perfect solution to the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" The browned beef is combined with tomatoes, chopped peppers and onion, and classic chili seasonings. It's a family-pleasing dish that goes well with a salad or coleslaw and cornbread or biscuits. 


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes

  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)

  • 1 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble beef into skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Add chopped onion and bell peppers and continue to cook for a few minutes longer, or until the beef is no longer pink.

  4. Drain the browned ground beef, onion, and bell pepper and transfer to slow cooker.

  5. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, rice, and water to beef mixture. Stir to blend.

  6. Cover pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, until rice is tender. (If your crock pot cooks quickly, check rice for doneness after about 5 hours on low or 2 hours on high.)

Recipe Variations

  • For spicier Spanish rice, add some cayenne pepper or add one or two minced jalapeno peppers.


  • Check the rice for doneness after about 5 hours on low or 2 hours on high if your crock pot cooks quickly.