Mexican Beef & Rice

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"I love this recipe! You can have this 2 ways. You can have this just as it is , serve with other things. I love this as a nacho recipe! Just add your favorite toppings and use your favorite nacho chips . This recipe came from Great American Favorite Brand Name CookBook"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (365.3 g)
  • Calories 663.6
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 947.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 37.6 g
  • Calcium - 58.8 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large skillet brown beef with onions and drain well

Step 2

Return beef to skillet. Stir in tomato sauce

Step 3

Stir in olives and chili's. Heat till hot.

Step 4

Serve as is with beans and salad or serve as nachos with your favorite toppins!


  • Nothing special needed

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When buying ground beef, look for 90% lean or higher for a healthier option.
  • If you don't like olives, you can substitute them with diced bell peppers.

  • Substitute ground turkey for beef to reduce fat content - this substitution provides a healthier option while still maintaining the same flavor and texture.
  • Substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice to reduce carbohydrates and add more vegetables - this substitution provides a low-carb option while still adding flavor and texture to the dish.

Mexican Queso Beef & Rice Add 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese to the beef mixture and stir until melted. Serve over tortilla chips, topped with additional shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and cilantro, if desired.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: This sweet and spicy side dish is the perfect complement to Mexican Beef & Rice. It's easy to make and it adds a delicious crunch and flavor to the meal. Plus, it's a great way to get in some extra veggies!

Spicy Guacamole: This delicious and creamy guacamole is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Street Corn Salad. Its spicy kick will add an extra layer of flavor to the meal and its creamy texture will balance out the crunch of the salad. Plus, it's a great way to get in some healthy fats!


Q: Is this recipe vegetarian-friendly?

A: No, this recipe contains ground beef and is not suitable for vegetarians. However, you could substitute the ground beef with vegan-friendly ingredients such as lentils or beans.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. Simply prepare the ingredients as directed and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, heat the ingredients in a skillet or oven.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Mexican beef and rice is a popular dish in Mexico, and is often served at weddings and other special occasions. It is said to have been created by the famous Mexican chef, Juan Carlos Gomez.

FUN FACT 2: Mexican beef and rice is also known as Arroz con Carne, and is a popular dish in Mexican-American cuisine. It is said to have been popularized by the famous singer, Selena Quintanilla, who often served it in her restaurants.