Mom's Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

Angela (Grammy) Derby


My mom made this from the time I can remember, and it's always been a family favorite with everyone! I don't think it's really a "Spanish" style rice, but that's what she always called it, and I just don't have another name for it! Ha! We make this as a main dish, but if you leave out the ground beef, it's a great side dish with chicken or beef.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • SAUCE:

  • 1 lb.
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    green bell pepper
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 (15oz.) can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • RICE:

  • 1 c
    long grain white rice
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Mom's Spanish Rice with Ground Beef


  1. In a skillet, brown ground beef; drain.
  2. Stir in the onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Let simmer 15-20 minutes on low.
  4. Bring rice, water and salt to a boil; cover and lower heat, let cook 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  5. Scoop rice into bowls and cover with the sauce mixture.
    (I like serving it this way instead of mixing it altogether, because some family members like more sauce than others. But, you can mix it together in the pan before serving.)

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About Mom's Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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