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Scooping out ground beef and rice from a skillet.

Easy Taco Beef and Rice Skillet

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Ground beef recipe loaded with rice is the ultimate casserole, ready and on the table in around 30 minutes. 
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican/Southwest
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 317


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cups long grain white rice, uncooked (see notes for preparing this recipe with cooked rice)
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth


  • Set a large skillet over high heat and warm the olive oil.
  • Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.
  • Add in the ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Season with taco seasoning and stir around until well incorporated.
  • Cook ground beef for 7 to 8 minutes, or until browned and cooked.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and rice; cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in beef broth and mix well. Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium-low.
  • Cover skillet with a lid and continue to cook for about 12 to 14 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat; stir the beef mixture with a fork and cover again.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes; keep covered.
  • Fluff with a fork and taste for seasonings; adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.


If you have leftover cooked rice, you obviously do not need to cook the rice. Therefore, skip the part with adding in the beef broth, but just stir the tomato paste and cooked rice into the browned ground beef, and cook for around 5 minutes, or until everything is heated through. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Taco Beef and Rice Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 643mg18%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 44.9mg54%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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