Taco Rice and Beans

I think I must be craving Mexican food. First there was the Touchdown Taco Dip and then the Taco Soup and now this… Taco Rice and Beans. Yum! Again, it has nothing to do with the fact that I can plop a big blop of sour cream on this =o)

I found this great recipe in one of those little cookbook pamphlet things you find in the grocery store checkout aisle. I think I’ve mentioned before that I have a weakness for them. This one is called Ortega Favorite Mexican Recipes. How could I not buy this one, right?

I changed it a little bit. Here’s my version…

* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
* 1 medium onion, diced
* 1 cup water
* 1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix
* 1 can black beans, drained
* 2 cups cooked rice
* 1/4 cup Salsa
* 1 pound hamburger or ground turkey

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat until hot.
Add onion and hamburger (I used ground turkey). Cook and stir until browned.
Add water and seasoning mix. Cook and stir until combined and slightly thickened.
Stir in beans, rice and salsa.
Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through.

Serve garnished with sour cream (of course) =o)

Feel free to add more ingredients also. You can omit the meat and have a vegetarian version. or wrap this in flour tortillas for a more hearty meal.


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  1. Not a day goes by that I don’t crave Mexican food. Seriously! This recipe looks delicious and is one I haven’t tried, so I’m printing it out to add to my repertoire. Thanks!

  2. Mmm, that sounds so good. I had the same idea that this would probably make one fantastic burrito.

  3. Sounds good! I’ve been on a rice kick lately with all this cold, rainy weather.

  4. I love meals that are served in bowls; it’s the kid in me that wants to eat everything with a spoon! That looks yummy.

  5. Looks amazing. I love your bowl.

  6. That sounds pretty darn good if you ask me.

  7. I love it, a yummy one pan meal! And I’m with you for adding some sour cream on top:)

  8. Yummy! You know, sometimes you find such great recipes from the pamphlets at the grocery store. I always pick them up when I see them! This dish looks super yummy! 🙂

  9. no tortilla = no taco – where is the taco 🙂

  10. I love Mexican food, and this looks like a great 1 dish meal! Thanks for sharing!

  11. My family and I love Mexican food. In fact, for some reason, it is one of the few foods my kids will eat without complaining about..lol This looks great! Love those one pot meals:)

  12. Hi Erin,
    I think my family would love this wrapped in tortillas. I make a similar burrito version throwing in leftover shredded chicken – one of those quick use of leftovers meals.
    Thanks for stopping by and joining the giveaway, good luck! 🙂

  13. This looks really yummy! Thanks for commenting on my Carrot Pen tutorial at The Path Before Me! I appreciate it! I following you now! Love your stuff!

  14. Yum! I want some right this moment!! Bookmarking it to make soon.

  15. This sounds so good! I wonder what it would taste like to substitute the meat with a can of lentils, instead of just omitting the meat altogether…

    I’m gonna put this on my recipes-to-try list! 🙂

  16. That looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  17. I think I could eat Mexican food every single day! This looks nice and Yummy! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try!

  18. This is the kind of thing my family would like, except for my littlest. The boys would roll it up in a tortilla and my hubby would smother it in cheese and peppers and eat it from a bowl! 🙂