Recipe By Amanda
Published Feb 26th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 494.3

Easy recipe that uses only one pan. This recipe can be made for under $10!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup converted rice
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef and onion until beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Drain. Stir tomatoes, water, rice, and taco seasoning into beef mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Top with Mexican cheese blend and lettuce before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 494.3
  • Carbohydrate 34.5 g
  • Cholesterol 103.3 mg
  • Fat 24.7 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 30.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 13 g
  • Sodium 1010.3 mg
  • Sugar 6.4 g


  1. I made it with a twist. Instead of diced tomatoes, I did medium salsa and Mexican rice. Really good loved it just wanted a little more spice.
  2. Banging! Great eating.
  3. I was super easy. I did change recipe a bit instead of ground beef I used ground chicken and it was delicious
  4. Blah... It would be a lot better to use your favorite salsa instead of a can of tomatoes... at least it would have some taste and, depending on the salsa, some pizzazz!
  5. This is a great recipe as written; add a rinsed can of black beans and replace tomatoes with Rotels, serve w shredded Mexican blend cheese, shredded lettuce and diced fresh tomato with a dollop of sour cream over tortilla chips-it becomes phenomenal!
  6. I added the rice to my rice cooker and then followed the recipe. All was ready in less than 20 minutes.
  7. The whole family loved it! I have a bottle of "Tex Mex" spice mix which I used instead of the taco mix and, uncertain of what an ounce amounted to, I put in about 1.5 Tbsp. That was about right for us; it gave it a little zip. I also upped the rice to 2 - Read more ...
  8. Made it per recipe. It’s outstanding!!!
  9. Loved this recipe! I followed suggestions and added a can of black beans, only 1 1/2 cups of water, and rotel tomatoes. Delicious and easy!
  10. My husband and son loved this. I switched out the ground beef and used shredded chicken. Tasted great! A definite repeat. I can see this becoming a family favorite!

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