Crock Pot Cheesy Taco Rice

Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? Are you ready to dive into a world of cheesy, taco-flavored goodness? Well, get ready to tantalize your taste buds because today, we’re serving up the ultimate comfort food: Crock Pot Cheesy Taco Rice!

Picture this: savory ground beef seasoned to perfection with classic taco spices, mixed with fluffy rice, all cooked to perfection in a trusty crock pot. And let’s not forget about the star of the show – ooey-gooey melted cheese that binds everything together in a deliciously melty embrace. Are you drooling yet? Because I sure am!

What makes this dish so special, you ask?

Well, for starters, it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal prep work, you can have a mouthwatering meal ready to go in no time. Plus, since it’s made in the crock pot, you can set it and forget it, allowing all those delicious flavors to meld together while you go about your day.

But the best part? The taste, of course! Each bite is a symphony of flavors – the richness of the beef, the warmth of the spices, the creaminess of the cheese – it’s like a fiesta in your mouth with every spoonful.

What you need:

:: 1 pound lean ground beef

:: 1 small onion, diced

:: 1 bell pepper, diced (any color you prefer)

:: 1 packet (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix

:: 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

:: 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked

:: 1 cup beef broth

:: 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced black olives, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, jalapeños, etc.

How to make cheese taco rice in the crock pot

In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned and cooked through, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.

Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the skillet with the cooked beef. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are softened.

Stir in the taco seasoning mix until the meat and vegetables are evenly coated.

Transfer the beef mixture to the crock pot.

Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices), uncooked rice, and beef broth to the crock pot. Stir everything together to combine.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours, or until the rice is cooked through and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally, if possible, to ensure even cooking.

Once the rice is cooked, sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top of the mixture in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and gooey.

Give the cheesy taco rice a gentle stir to incorporate the melted cheese throughout the mixture.

Serve the cheesy taco rice hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced black olives, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, jalapeños, or any other toppings you desire.

Enjoy your deliciously cheesy taco rice straight from the crock pot!

This recipe serves approximately 6-8 people, depending on portion sizes. Feel free to adjust the ingredients based on your preferences and the size of your crock pot. And remember, the best part about this dish is its versatility, so don’t hesitate to get creative with your toppings and make it your own!

Make this recipe even easier

You can make this easier for you by cooking up large portions of grown beef at once and freezing it into smaller sections. I like to do this every once in a while and turn the grease into beef tallow for cooking to get the most value and save money on groceries.

Make it your own

And let’s not overlook the versatility of this dish. While it’s perfect as is, you can also customize it to suit your tastes. Want to add some veggies for extra nutrition? Go for it! Prefer a bit of heat? A sprinkle of jalapeños or a drizzle of hot sauce will do the trick. The possibilities are endless!

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just craving some cozy comfort food, Crock Pot Cheesy Taco Rice is sure to hit the spot. So grab your crock pot, gather your ingredients, and get ready to indulge in a dish that’s guaranteed to become a family favorite. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking and taco ’bout how delicious this dish truly is!

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