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Arroz Rojo with Beef

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 4 people

This flavorful variety of "red rice" includes ground beef, onion and peppers to make a comforting and delicious one-skillet entrée.


cost per recipe: $6.51

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Beef Stock
  • 1 can (about 8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup uncooked regular long grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese(optional)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)


  • Step 1

    Cook the beef, onion and pepper in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate the meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir the broth, tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic powder in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Serve with the cheese and sour cream, if desired.


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  • Arroz Rojo with Beef

    August 24, 2011

    This is a very good recipe. I made this for dinner last night because I had the ingredients on hand and the kids and my husband absolutely loved it. They told me this is "definitely a keeper". Thank you for the recipe.

  • Arroz Rojo with Beef

    August 23, 2011

    This is a very delicious and easy dish with tons of flavor and not much prep work. I did add few dashes of crushed red pepper flakes while the onion and green pepper were sauteeing for a little heat. I topped with sour cream and cheddar jack cheese..deelish! Will definitely make again!

  • Arroz Rojo with Beef

    June 23, 2011

    This was a super easy recipe to make after a long day at work. Easy peasy, even for a beginner like me! I never have good luck with long grain rice in recipes. I followed the directions carefully but the rice wasn't quite cooked enough. Might try instant rice next time.
    The flavor was really good. Not spicy, but certainly not bland. Will definitely make again, but maybe tweek it a little like others did.

  • Arroz Rojo with Beef

    Lewis S.
    February 12, 2011

    It's very, very tasty and easy to make. Be sure to keep the lid on the rice so it acts like a rice cooker. I turned the heat up a bit more than described in this portion because the rice wasn't cooking.

  • Arroz Rojo with Beef

    Deborah M.
    January 23, 2011

    Great recipe and it was very easy to make. Next time I'm going to try it with flour tortillas.

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    Made With

    Calories 424
    Total Fat 18 g
    Sat. Fat 8.2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 76 mg
    Sodium 849 mg
    Total Carb 38 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 5 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 24 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 12 %DV
    Iron 21 %DV
    Potassium 13 %DV
    Calories 426
    Total Fat 18 g
    Sat. Fat 8.2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 76 mg
    Sodium 705 mg
    Total Carb 38 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 25 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 16 %DV
    Iron 22 %DV
    Potassium 13 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.