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Easy Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (cubed)
  • 2 cups pasta sauce (/tomato sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
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    Calories340Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate24g8%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Reiss a month ago
    Really great base recipe for an easy dinner night! I like to add chopped green and red pepper as well as minced garlic and whatever cheese I have in the fridge (usually cheddar or Colby jack). I’ve made this with spaghetti sauce and with regular tomato sauce adding extra seasonings. I also like to add a little cayenne pepper for a little kick. I bet some canned corn would be delicious in this as well. You can really get creative with this recipe with whatever you have in the fridge
    Jade Wankhruea 2 months ago
    It was really tasty, I think I used too much sauce though… it turned out really soupy. I’ll use less sauce next time I make it!
    Paolo Lammens a year ago
    The cream cheese adds a nice texture. Perhaps next time I should cook the beef through longer or use finer ground beef, and use a sauce that doesn't dominate the flavour as much.
    Pam a year ago
    Great! I used Mexican shredded cheese towards, the end. And I use Traders joes hot sweet Jalapeños in the meat and rice, and then BBQ sauce with pasta sauce (marinara).
    Kizzy Arseneau a year ago
    It was good. The children liked and ate it. A win win.
    Delish and easy Used less pasta sauce
    Josiah Donnell a year ago
    Rice was a little crunchy, but other than that was great.
    lovelyyisabel 23 a year ago
    It was so good my whole family loved it, everyone had around 5/6 tacos! & also I substituted chili powder for a tablespoon of el pato sauce.
    Annailuj1 a year ago
    I added taco seasoning instead of chili powder and served these in soft flour tortillas... delicious!
    Hello Sophia a year ago
    Amazing whole fam loves
    Kate a year ago
    Easy to make but it sounded a little bland .. I added a orange bell pepper and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Definitely cook your rice prior ! I also increased the creme cheese by a tablespoon
    Kelsey a year ago
    Very delicious! I would definitely make it again and thought the cream cheese really tamed down the spiciness since I cannot handle a lot of heat. I used instant rice instead of regular rice and seemed perfectly cooked. I used a premade/italian sausage flavored tomato sauce which added some nice flavor.
    Abie 2 years ago
    It tasted really good. I will make it again, but I will use less cream cheese because I found it a tad too rich.
    Carrie B. 2 years ago
    Really good! I have young kids, so I doubled the recipe but didn’t double the chili powder. They did great with it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Jen Haynie 2 years ago
    I agree with other reviews to cook the rice before & it won’t take as long or be undercooked. Otherwise it was flavorful and my picky eater actually tried it
    Tom Mannion Jr. 2 years ago
    it was fantastic. nice and spicy just how i like it. and the cream cheese smoothed the spiciness perfectly
    Jessica DeWitt 2 years ago
    Following the advice of prior reviewers, I cooked my rice separately. I also used lite garden vegetable cream cheese because that was what we had on hand. Overall, an easy and adequate meal to make when all you have on hand is rice, ground beef, and pasta sauce.
    my rice didnt cook well and turned out crunchy. i added mushroom and a tad bit more cream cheese...had good flavor.
    Ashley 2 years ago
    I really wanted to love it... but it needed more seasoning and another element. Will try again in the future and make adjustments
    s4ndy 2 years ago
    Turned out pretty good. I added mushrooms, celery, red peppers and a can of whole tomatoes crushed without the juice. I also cooked the rice separately. I only added half the chili powder so 1/2 tsp but it still had quite a bit of heat.
    Maureen K. 2 years ago
    So easy to make. I added some garlic, onion powder, and chopped green pepper to the mix. I did cook the rice separately. Topped the dish with some Mexican cheese and my family thought it was great. I will make this again for sure.
    Crystal 2 years ago
    pretty great. my entire family enjoyed it, especially with Fritos and, thanks to someone else's recommendation, black beans. we used homemade tomato sauce, chopped garlic, and lactose free cream cheese. thanks!
    Marcus 2 years ago
    It was good, actually better than expected...
    Dametria White 2 years ago
    Cooked everything separately because I didn’t want the rice to be undercooked. Also added a little jalapeño and some shredded cheese on top and it came out amazing! Took almost no time to cook!
    Shara Bedard 2 years ago
    My picky kids loved it!
    Sir 2 years ago
    I liked adding diced tomatoes to give it more vegetables
    John 2 years ago
    This was great added some garlic and sazon, turned out amazing!
    Lisa M. 2 years ago
    This was pretty good, the family seemed to enjoy it.
    Lynda Sindoni 3 years ago
    delicious. all 4 of my kids loved it. i qill definitely be making this again.
    Katlin R. 3 years ago
    It was easy to make but the rice was still kind of hard. If I make it again I would probably cook the rice first then just add it to the meat. I would also put more cream cheese in it.