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mexican ground beef and rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican ground beef and rice

  • 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
  • sour cream, for topping

How To Make mexican ground beef and rice

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 14
  • 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.