One Pan Mexican Beef Rice

One Pan Mexican Beef Rice

  • One Pan Mexican Beef rice 

Recipe Type: Entree

Cuisine: Mexican

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 35 mins

Total time: 50 mins

Serves: 4

This is a one pot dish, so everything for the meal goes in and cooks together. You can change what meat you like to whatever you have available or prefer? This dish goes very well with pork, chicken, or an even healthier version would be lean ground turkey mince. You can even use chunks of beef instead of ground beef, but you’ll just have to cook it longer so the beef is nice and tender before adding the rice in!


  • Sauce:
  • 1 onion chopped into quarters
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 – 4 jalapenos, de seeded – (this depends on your spice level- FYI if you can get jalapenos in adobo sauce even better!)
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 x large handful fresh coriander / cilantro – plus extra for serving
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • ½ cup water


  • Other Ingredients
  • 1 tin black beans / or kidney beans / Sweetcorn
  • ½ red pepper cut into cubes
  • ½ yellow pepper cut into cubes
  • 500g Lean ground beef
  • 400g long grain rice / = 1 tin’s worth of rice
  • 1 ½ tins of water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt / pepper


  1. Blend together all the ingredients for the sauce using a blender until you have a smooth paste
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan, and brown the mince, add the sauce and beans and cook on a low heat
  3. Approx 20 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. The mixture will reduce and get thick, you can add a bit of water to make sure it doesn’t dry out completely
  5. Add the uncooked rice, water, beef stock and peppers, season with salt and pepper
  6. Give a good stir around and leave to cook for a further 15 mins on a very low heat with a lid on
  7. The sauce and rice will be cooked together
  8. Serve hot with a sprinkle of coriander, and maybe some extra sour cream, avocado and a salad
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