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This dish is hearty, easy, and makes a lot. I make it healthy by using very lean ground beef and brown rice, but feel free to tweak it to fit your family’s tastebuds. Props to Mary Hunt at Debt-Proof Living for the idea for this meal; I tweaked it to make it “mine,” but her idea was the basis for it.

1# lean ground beef, browned and (if necessary), drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 can seasoned, diced tomatoes (either Ro-Tel or Italian-style)
2 pkts taco seasoning
4 cups beef broth (may substitute 4 c. boiling water + 4 bouillon cubes)
1 box instant brown (may use white) instant rice — 14 oz.


Place beef, corn, beans, tomatoes, and taco seasoning in a large pan (I use an electric skillet), combine well. Add beef broth and stir well. Heat contents on medium-high and add entire 14 oz box of instant rice, stirring well. Cover the dish and allow contents to cook on med-low for 30-35 min (or until all liquid is absorbed by rice). Sprinkle with shredded cheese, serve with sour cream & hot sauce, as desired.


Bon apetit!  :)

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  • http://raisingcreativechildren.com Lorelei

    Great minds think alike! I wrote my menu last week, but planned to serve “Taco Rice” tonight! My recipe is very much like yours, but without the black beans. I think I’ll add the black beans tonight, it sounds wonderful! This is my first visit to your site, but it is lovely. Love the pink. I’ll be back soon!