Mexican Ground Beef and Rice

Andy Anderson !


This is an excellent dish that is chock full of flavor. It’s easy to make, and will warm you up on a cold Winter’s evening by the fire. Serve it with some warm flour or corn tortillas, and you have a complete meal. And guess what… it will even taste better the next day.

FYI: You could always use pork or chicken in place of the beef.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
25 Min



  • 1/4 c
    chicken or beef stock or use filtered water
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 1/2 c
    good enchilada red sauce
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 c
    pepper jack cheese, freshly grated
  • 3/4 c
    long-grain white rice

  • ·
    flour or corn tortillas
  • ·
    sliced black olives, for garnish
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    sour cream, for topping

How to Make Mexican Ground Beef and Rice


  2. Gather your ingredients (oops, no photo, my bad).
  3. Add the stock or water to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. When the liquid begins to simmer, add the ground beef.
  5. Cook until the beef has browned and the water has evaporated.
  6. Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to break up the ground beef.
  7. Add 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce to the beef, and stir to combine.
  8. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 390f (200c).
  9. Add the rice to the remaining enchilada sauce. and then add to an ovenproof serving dish.
  10. Chef’s Tip: In order for the rice to cook properly the sauce should be boiling hot when you add the rice.
  11. Add the beef mixture over the top.
  12. Cover with the two cheeses.
  13. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
  15. Remove from the oven.
  16. Add the sliced black olives to the top.
  17. Serve with some nice warm tortillas, and sour cream. Enjoy
  18. Keep the Faith, and keep cooking.

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About Mexican Ground Beef and Rice

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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