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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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This 30-minute meal delivers on family-friendly flavors with ease--and all in one pan, too!

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup diced onion
1 1/4
cups water
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant white rice
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1/3
cup diced avocado
2
tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown.
  • 2 Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to simmering. Add tomatoes and chiles. Heat to boiling; stir in rice. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 8 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in 1 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Cover; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with avocado and cilantro.
Tips  

Round out the meal with a green salad with cilantro-lime dressing.

For an easy garnish, use scissors to snip cilantro leaves right on top of the skillet.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
190
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
(
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
24g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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