Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Fiesta Skillet Dinner

This quick weeknight skillet recipe features family favorite ingredients of ground beef and rice.

10 min. prep time
5 servings
242 Ratings


1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup uncooked instant rice
1/4 cup water
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chunky tomatoes with pepper and onions*
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese, quartered
1 cup tortilla chips


Cook ground beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until browned. Drain off fat.

Stir in rice, water, tomatoes and salt. Continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until rice is tender.

Stir in cheese; sprinkle with tortilla chips.


*Substitute 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans any variety chunky tomatoes with seasonings.

View this recipe in Spanish.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 1080mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 26g

Recipe #9130D©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Easy and quick to make. Missing seasoning though. Once the beef mixture is drained I would add taco seasoning with the tomatoes, rice and water.
very easy to make and delicious

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
4 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Fiesta Skillet Dinner

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window