Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Convenient 1 pan meal. I found this recipe in an old cookbook along time ago. Kids love it! The original was not as spicy as I make it but I like the flavor better with the added ingredients. To make it even spicier, add some jalapeños instead of the green chili. I also add frozen corn once in awhile.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet cook ground beef and onion and garlic until meat is browned and vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, green chili, uncooked rice, bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, salt and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat.
  5. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. Top with cheese.
  7. Recover and heat for 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  8. Sprinkle corn chips over the top before serving.


Most Helpful

This is a quick recipe to fix and above all very tastey. Everyone in the family liked it. I like the green chilis in this recipe. My daughter wanted more rice in it. You should be able to add another 1/2 cup rice and some water.

Charlotte J March 20, 2002

This was great! I wasn't sure if quick cooking rice meant Minute Rice, so I cooked 1/2 cup rice separately and added it in. Also, I used pinto beans for kidney; which was just personal preference. I carried a portion to my 94 year old Canadian born neighbor and she thought it was super! Just a simple, homey meal. Karen, thank you again for another winning recipe!!

Rose is Rose July 01, 2014

I made with rotel tomatoes, was a bit spicy for the hubby. Had to add sour cream to tone it down. Must say it is my kind of dish, especially with the addition of corn and another 1/2 cup of rice. Makes quite a lot, will freeze for later use. Wish I had bought tortillas!

dobesx4 June 16, 2009

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