Southwest Beef and Rice Skillet Meal by The Toasty Kitchen

Southwest Rice and Beef Skillet Meal

My Southwest Beef and Rice Skillet Meal is a simple, one-pan dish with plenty of spicy flavor. Filled with ground beef, black beans, and long grain rice, it's a fantastic weeknight meal for the family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword rice and beef skillet meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 596kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 15 ounces canned petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 and 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 15 ounces canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese


  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil. Once heated, add ground beef and onion. Cook until beef is browned and onions begin to turn translucent. Add garlic, stirring to combine. 
  • Add taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, beef broth, rice, black beans, and chiles. Stir to combine. Once mixture begins to bubble, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and rice is cooked through (consult your rice package for cooking times to be sure). 
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Allow to set for 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy.
  • Optionally, add additional toppings before serving: sour cream, jalapenos, green onions, olives, or cilantro. 


Serving: 0g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Potassium: 1061mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 6.6mg