Tex-Mex Beans & Rice Recipe

Tex-Mex Beans & Rice are the perfect side for any Mexican dish – or use them as the base for a quick meal in a bowl.
  • Ready in: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 7 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 18 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup diced poblano pepper or green bell pepper
  • 2½ cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1¼ tablespoons OR ½ Dinner Mixer packet Mom's Favorite Taco Seasoning
  • 3 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, optional

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and pepper; salt and pepper as desired. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add broth and Mom's Favorite Taco Seasoning; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in rice and beans; reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Fluff with fork.
  4. Garnish with cheese and green onions, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

For remix Enchilada Bowls recipe: Place 1½ cups rice in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

Nutrition per Serving: (does not include optional toppings)
Calories: 430 Total Fat: 6g Sat. Fat: 0g Cholest: 0mg Sodium: 580mg Carbs: 80g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Protein: 13g

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better with Beef This rice side dish was okay, but it was better mixed with my leftover enchilada meat. On the other hand, it was easy to make and so was the enchilada meat. I'd make it again, but would have to throw some taco or enchilada beef or chicken in with it, to add flavor and fullness.
Date published: 2018-12-02
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