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Beef & Rice Skillet Dinner

This dinner is flavorful and kid-friendly! One-pot meals are great for a week night meal and this one is a crowd pleaser!

Course #dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword #groundbeef, #kidfriendly, #one-pot-meal, #rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Mix and Match Mama


Beef Skillet

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 ½ cups corn


  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • cilantro chopped


Cook the Ground Beef

  1. Get out a large skillet and cook the ground beef over medium heat. Add a sprinkle of EVOO. Once meat is cooked, drain the fat and sprinkle salt and pepper over the meat. Then, add the cumin and garlic powder. Stir everything to combine.

Prep the Veggies

  1. Cut up the onion and bell peppers (I only had red bell peppers so I went with that but get a green bell pepper too).

  2. Next, stir in Worcestershire sauce followed by the chopped veggies. Then, add in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low, stir everything together and simmer for 8 minutes.

Cook Rice

  1. I heated up Trader Joe's brown rice in a bag that comes frozen and you microwave it for 3 minutes and then its done!

Prepare the Toppings

  1. Shred the cheddar cheese and chop up the cilantro.

Finish the Meal

  1. Add the cooked rice to the skillet.

  2. Add the corn to the skillet.

  3. Let the corn cook for a few minutes and stir everything together to combine.

  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the cheese on top. Wait until it is melted.

Ready to Serve

  1. Spoon the mixture onto a plate and sprinkle some cilantro on top and Enjoy!

Make it Kid-Friendly

  1. We didn't add the cilantro on top for my boys and they LOVED this meal! It is kid approved!

Recipe Notes

Go check out Mix and Match Mama's blog, she is a great resource for easy kid-friendly meals.  The original recipe can be found HERE.