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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taco Rice


This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite blogs, Frosted Bake Shop.  I have made several of Amy's recipes and loved them all.  I especially love that they are made for real life - quick and easy.  I need quick and easy recipes to ease back into my daily routine after the holidays!

I love Mexican/Tex-Mex food.  I prefer to eat it at home - I don't stuff myself silly like I do at the Mexican restaurant.  I am always looking for a way to mix up taco nights and this was perfect.  It took less than 30 minutes from start to finish.   It makes a ton, so we had it two nights.





Taco Rice
adapted from Frosted Bake Shop
(Printable Recipe)

1 lb. ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
3/4 cup water
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1 can black beans, drained
2 cups cooked white (I used Uncle Ben's Ready Rice)
tortilla or corn chips
your favorite taco toppings - salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, etc

Brown the meat in a skillet and drain off fat (I use a collander).  Return the meat to the skillet; add the taco seasoning and water, mix and simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in the tomato sauce, black beans and rice.   Heat in skillet for 5 -10 minutes, until heated through.   Serve over tortilla or corn chips and top with your favorite taco toppings.


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11 comments:

  1. This is the type of dish I really enjoy rice in and yours looks very good. I have the same Mexican restaurant problem and am usually full on chips and salsa when the meal arrives.

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  2. Looks very good. We luv rice and could eat it just about everyday.

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  3. I immensely love your recipes. They are actually doable. I can't wait to make this for my family. Thank you!

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  4. yum, this looks great, I think I might have to make this tonight I should have all the ingredients at home....wahoo one less trip to the store! :)

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  5. Hey Steph! Happy New Year. This looks great, it looks like something simple to through together on a busy weeknight. I posted some turkey/chicken recipes I would love you to check out. I don't know how you do it, posting recipes is such a pain! :)
    http://liliannagrace.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sounds like the perfect dish for a weeknight and the kids would love it too.

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  7. Looks and sounds delicious! I'll be putting this on the menu!

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  8. We enjoyed this, but I think next time, I'll sub one of the tomato sauces with the spicy Mexican El Pato tomato sauce. The Pioneer Woman turned me onto it with her burrito recipe!

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  9. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I made this recipe this wee... definitely a keeper. The combination of the warm taco rice with the lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa toppings was excellent. Excellent job on the recipe - and your photos are beautiful!

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