Ground Beef and Rice

Ground beef and rice makes a quick skillet meal. Just vary the seasonings to stir up variations. From Mexican to Italian to Indian curry, these easy recipes for ground beef and rice offer a sampling from around the world.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

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You'll need a steamer basket to make this Greek recipe. The bite-size grape leaf rolls are filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and mint and steamed until fork tender. A lemon-dill dressing gives the appetizer just a hint of tang.

Saucy Ground Beef and Noodles: 30-Minute Meal

It's winter. We need hearty fare, like Saucy Ground Beef and Noodles, the kind of casserole that will leave everybody at the table with a warm glow after experiencing such a satisfying meal. But can you accomplish that without having to spend all day in the kitchen.

Tex-Mex Meatballs and Rice

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Baked meatballs served with a chunky tomato sauce with green chilies and rice.

Total: 35 mins

Saucy Ground Beef and Noodles: Dinner for $10

We all have them -- those quick-and-easy dinner recipes that are our go-to favorites for those nights when it seems like you just might need an air traffic controller to get everyone to land at the dinner table at the same time. Someone's got a meeting that ran late; your daughter's basketball game is in an hour -- oh, and weren't you supposed to pick up poster board for your son's history project? This Saucy Ground Beef and Noodles recipe is just the thing for night's like those.

Picadillo with Rice

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This ground beef recipe is a delightful mix of meat, tomatoes, olives, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. Here, it's served Cuban-style with rice.

Chili Rice

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A spicy jalapeno pepper heats up this classic chili recipe. The mild flavors of kidney beans and rice mellow the meal.

VELVEETA® 20 Minute Cheesy Chili 'N Rice Skillet

VELVEETA®

Browned ground beef, canned chili, tomatoes and instant rice are transformed into an easy, cheesy family-pleasing meal.

Total: 20 mins

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes with Broccoli, Cheese, and Ground Beef

Loaded twice-baked potatoes, studded with ground beef, crisp-tender broccoli, and scallions makes for a simple supper that the whole family will love.

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Meat & Veggie Stir-Fry

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Total: 20 mins

Beef Taco Rice Skillet

Old El Paso

Mexican skillet dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this cheesy ground beef, rice and vegetables dish made using Old El Paso® taco seasoning and Green Giant® frozen whole kernel corn.

Total: 30 mins

Stuffed Tomatoes with Golden Crumb Topping

EatingWell

Stuffed tomatoes are classic comfort food. Serve with a mixed green salad studded with garden-fresh vegetables. For vegetarians, omit the beef or turkey.

Total: 1 hr

Catchall Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

How to Make Spanish Rice

Spanish rice, ironically, is not a Spanish at all -- it originated in Mexico (and is sometimes referred to as Mexican rice). Spanish conquistadors introduced rice to Mexico in the 1500s, hence the name; it soon took on a life of its own, evolving into an economical "peasant" dish that turned bits of leftovers into a full meal. So we can thank Mexican chefs for the popularity of this deliciously versatile dish that has become an American favorite.

How to Cook Ground Beef

If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year.

Easy, Versatile & Delicious: Get to Know Ground Pork

Why do we love ground pork? For pretty much the same reasons we love ground beef: it's hearty, tasty, versatile and (most importantly) it's easy to prepare. So if ground beef is on your grocery list every week, think about giving ground pork a spin.

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