Crock Pot Spanish Rice With Ground Beef

spanish rice
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 3 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
391 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 391
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 36g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*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 oz.) can tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup of water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

  3. Add the chopped onion and bell peppers and continue 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 them to the slow cooker.

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

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

  7. Serve Spanish rice with cornbread or crusty French bread and a tossed salad.

  8. Enjoy!

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.