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Dinner time is family time in our house. We have family meals together nearly every night. We all sit around the kitchen table, laugh and joke, and talk about our day. I would much rather spend more time with my family at the dinner table than cooking the dinner, so I try to make quick and easy meals everyone will enjoy.
One of our favorite dinners is tacos. Everybody loves taco night! Usually I serve tacos with sides like Knorr® Mexican Rice. When I saw the recipe for Knorr® Mexican Rice & Beef Tacos with the rice cooked in with the veggies and taco meat, I couldn’t wait to try it out.
I headed up to Albertson’s to pick up all the ingredients. I love a meal where I can make the entire thing in one pan.
This is so fast and easy to put together. First, chop up all the veggies — onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes.
Next, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®, and season it to your tastes with salt and pepper. Then, let it drain and set aside.
In the same pan, add another tablespoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® and add the peppers and onions. Saute them for about 5 minutes until they are crisp tender.
Now it’s time to add everything together. Add the Knorr® Mexican Rice, water, and chopped tomatoes, and let it come to a boil. Make sure to keep an eye on it and stir occasionally because it will be done fast.
When the water is almost completely gone, add the ground beef and stir it up. Remove it from the fire, and you’re ready to stuff the tacos!
Taco meat, rice, and veggies all together in one dish! Then, you can add your favorite toppings – guacamole, cheese, salsa, and more! I have discovered minced roasted garlic tastes amazing on tacos.
This is definitely going into the weeknight round up for dinners. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!Print
Knorr® Mexican Rice & Beef Tacos
- 2 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread, divided
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 package Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ – Mexican Rice
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 8 taco shells
- Melt 1 tablespoon Spread in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brown ground beef, seasoned with salt and pepper, if desired; remove and set aside.
- Melt remaining 1 tablespoon Spread in same skillet over medium-high heat and cook peppers and onions, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in water, Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ – Mexican Rice and tomato and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 7 minutes or until rice is tender.
- Stir in beef; heat through. Spoon into taco shells and serve, if desired, with lime wedges. Top, if desired, with your favorite taco toppings such as sour cream, chopped red onion and shredded lettuce.
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What’s your favorite week night meal with the family?
We are big fans of Mexican food. Tacos are our favorite, too! NOM.
We always use Knorr rice products. I love putting the rice right into the taco because then you never have to let go of your taco to take a bite of rice 🙂
I had not idea Knorr had a Mexican Rice blend. It sounds like it really adds a great flavor to tacos, and is a nice alternative to beans.
You’re absolutely right! Everyone loves taco night and it’s great to come up with recipes to make it even more tasty. This is the first time I’ve seen this mexican rice from Knorr. I can make up a lot of meals with that one, thanks for introducing me to it!
This sounds like an awesome family dinner. We love Mexican dishes, especially if they’re easy to make!
Now that’s a quick and easy dinner! Looks dead easy to do, fun to eat and delicious too. Win, win, win!
Looks so easy to do and fun! I would love to try that too. Thanks for that!
I never thought about adding mexican rice directly to our taco meat but you’re right, it does look really good!
I love Knorr rices but have never tried the Mexican flavor. I am surprised by that since Mexican is my favorite to cook and eat 🙂
Looks really delicious. I want to try this.
Yum, I love quick and easy dinners! Mexican is always a family favorite!
This looks amazing! I will have to try these out!
These look really good! thanks for sharing a easy recipe. My kids will love them
Great recipe! I can’t wait to try Knorr products! I love mexican food
I love anything that is Mexican & my goodness this looks like a delicious recipe that I want to have right away. Looks so easy to make & I am going to get this done for my family during this weekend.
I love Mexican rice. Sometimes I eat it as a meal just by itself! I had no idea that Knorr had a sachet that can help prepare Mexican rice. Will definitely give it a try!
Yummmm I’ve been looking for something a little different to put into the weekly rotation and this looks great! So simple too!