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My guys love this one-pan Tex Mex Beef and Rice Casserole meal! I love having another recipe that turns ground beef into a tastmasterpiece that's easy, flavorful, and fast. I made this in my cast iron skillet, but it also works great baked in a casserole dish. #TexMex #GroundBeef #EatBeef #BeefAndRice #Easy #Fast #SkilletMeal #OnePanMeal

Tex Mex Beef and Rice Casserole

My guys love this one-pan Tex Mex Beef and Rice Casserole meal! I love having another recipe that turns ground beef into a tastmasterpiece that's easy, flavorful, and fast. I made this in my cast iron skillet, but it also works great baked in a casserole dish. #TexMex #GroundBeef #EatBeef #BeefAndRice #Easy #Fast #SkilletMeal #OnePanMeal

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cast iron, mexican, skillet meal, speedy meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbs. taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 heaping cup jasmine or basmati rice
  • 15 oz. black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 - 14.5 ounce cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 - 4 oz. cans green chiles
  • 1-2 tsp. minced chipotle peppers, or chipotle sauce, depending on how spicy you prefer!
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded
  • sliced scallions and chopped cilantro, as garnishes

Chipotle Crema

  • 1 cup sour cream mixed with 1-2 tsp. minced chipotles in adobo or chipotle sauce, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large cast iron skillet, over medium high heat, heat the vegetable oil; when the oil is nicely hot, add the ground beef, crumbling it as it cooks until no pink remains. (The safe internal temperature for ground beef is 160-165 degrees F.)

  2. Add the taco seasoning, kosher salt, and dehydrated onion, continuing to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken stock, rice, black beans, diced tomatoes with juice, green chiles, and minced chipotles, stirring to combine.

  4. Cover and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring half way through to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Stir in the frozen corn, cook for an additional 2 minutes, then top with the colby jack cheese.
  6. Serve at once with optional garnishes and a good dollop of Chipotle Crema.