Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice With Ground Beef
Spanish Rice With Ground Beef Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
283 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 283
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 973mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 650mg 14%
*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 easy, tasty skillet meal made with some bacon and lean ground beef. You might also Spanish rice made with bacon and cheese, or quick and easy Mexican rice side dish.

 Serve this delicious rice dish with cornbread or biscuits and a tossed salad.


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup water

  • 3/4 cup long-grain rice

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 dash ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large, heavy skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; crumble after it has cooled down, and set aside. Drain most of the bacon grease from the skillet, leaving only a teaspoon or two.

  2. Add ground beef to skillet; cook, breaking up, until browned.

  3. Add chopped onion and green bell pepper; continue cooking until onion is tender.

  4. Add tomatoes, water, rice, chili sauce, salt, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes.

  5. Before serving, top with the reserved crumbled bacon and, if desired, shredded Mexican cheese blend.

Serves 6