This one-pan skillet recipe uses ground beef, taco seasoning, and Mexican rice. It is then topped with a simple queso cheese sauce.
Yield: 6 Servings
PREP TIME: 10 M
COOK TIME: 25 M
TOTAL TIME: 35 M
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
Salt & pepper for beef
1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
1 packet taco seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup taco sauce or tomato sauce
8 ounces Velveeta Queso Blanco cheese
3-5 tablespoons half & half
Add ground beef and onion to a large skillet then season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat until meat is cooked through. Do not drain. Reduce heat to medium.
Add rice, taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to cooked beef then mix well. Add chicken broth and taco sauce then stir to incorporate.
Bring mixture to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low. Cover skillet then cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
When ready to serve, drizzle mixture with queso sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro if desired.
Combine Velveeta and 3 tablespoons of half & half in a microwave-safe bowl then microwave for 2-3 minutes or until melted through, stirring every 30-45 seconds.
Add additional half & half until sauce reaches desired consistency.