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beaf and rice skillet with cheese

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Dinner

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Ground Beef and Rice Skillet is a 30 minute, one pan meal the entire family will love! Ground beef, rice, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese come together for a complete comfort food meal.


  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 oz can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies (undrained)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • parsley for garnish if desired


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain and return to skillet. While meat is browning, dice onion and bell pepper.
  2. Add onion, pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper to meat and stir to mix. Cook 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add beef broth, rice, Rotel, and Worcestershire to the skillet and stir to mix. 
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minute or until rice is tender.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with chopped parsley if desired.


  • Do not pre-cook the rice, it cooks up in the liquid in the skillet and absorbs all that amazing flavor.
  • Don't rush the step cooking the onion and garlic with the meat, this adds a lot of flavor to the meat and makes the final result so tasty.
  • Want it spicier? Choose the "Hot" variety of Rotel to add in.

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