Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

Spanish Rice with Ground Beef Growing up, my mom made a version of Spanish rice with ground beef that was hearty enough that it stood on its own as a main dish. During a visit a few years ago, after missing her cooking desperately, I watched her prepare it and jotted down the recipe. (Don’t worry, I checked with my mom and she’s totally on board with sharing with you!) Serve on a bed of fresh spinach with a side of refried beans. Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes, green onions, cheese, avocado slices, and crushed chile flakes.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in water, rice, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, chili powder, and garlic salt. Cook over high heat until boiling, about 5 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

Per Serving: 363 calories; protein 19.9g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 49.6mg; sodium 1463.2mg. You can use ground turkey instead of beef, if preferred.