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Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos

An easy Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos recipe that you can whip up in 30 minutes!

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

I don’t know what it is about the summer, but it makes me lazy. My schedule gets out of whack and I just want to spend the days hanging out with my children and not doing much of anything else.

But we still need to eat, the clothes need to be washed, the floors mopped — so I don’t exactly have time to be lazy.

I’ve found that over the years as the children have grown older and their activities have increased, I don’t have the time I used to have. Between school, sports, and other extracurricular activities, my days are filled with car rides from destination A to destination B, then back to destination A, and so forth…

When my schedule gets crazy and I don’t know how I’ll make it through, I jump in survival mode and do what I can, when I can. If the clothes pile up, so be it. If the dishes are overflowing in the sink, it’s okay. If I get some help from the grocery store in prepping dinner, I’ll take it.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

I’m all about easy recipes and I’ll take help wherever I can get it. Especially at dinner time. I have absolutely no shame in semi-homemade meals.

So instead of making a Homemade Spanish Rice for these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos, I took some help from the grocery store and used a Knorr Spanish Rice packet for a quick one pot meal!

Talk about a super simple dinner with super simple cleanup — that’s my kind of meal!

Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos

Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos
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Need a quick dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Try this Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos recipe for a quick and easy meal.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package Knorr Fiesta Sides - Spanish Rice
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 (10 in.) burrito size flour tortillas, warmed
Optional ingredients
  • Black Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. If needed, drain grease from meat after browning. Stir in water and Knorr Fiests Sides - Spanish Rice; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for 7 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and let stand for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon ¾ cup rice mixture onto each warmed tortilla; roll-up.
  1. You could also add a can of strained, rinsed black beans to the same pot. It would help the meal go further and add a little fiber. Before rolling you could also add in guacamole, pico de gallo, and/or cilantro for some added flavor.

The original recipe only called for 8 ounces of lean ground beef, but I just went ahead and used the whole pound. I’m glad I did because there was a nice balance of rice and beef. I imagine that if I would have only used the 8 ounces that the rice/beef ratio would have been out of balance.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

Did I already mention that this is a ONE POT MEAL? Meaning that you only have to wash one pot afterwards! Um, that’s huge here. The less cleanup I have to do after dinner, the better!

A busy life calls for easy meals. What’s your go-to, easy to make meal?

Don’t forget to pin these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos and check out the other one pot meals you can make!

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to making dinner. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos. Yum!
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Yum! I love Spanish Rice and burritos! I will have to make these for my family. Unfortunately a quick go-to meal for us is ordering pizza! I have to be more prepared!

  2. 2

    I’ve made a lot of fajitas, but I’ve never tried making burritos before. I can’t wait to give this a try.

  3. 3

    This looks delicious! I love Burritos so I should try to make these 🙂

  4. 4

    Great idea for a quick meal. I love those flavored rice packets when I’m pressed for time.

  5. 5

    Oh this looks amazing! I love burritos and spanish rice, so it’d be a great combination.

  6. 6

    This looks great. We have tacos or burritos at least once a week.

  7. 7

    Your pictures are great! I love this dish and you’ve made it so easy to make.

  8. 8

    These would go over really big in my house. We LOVE latin inspired foods in our family.

  9. 9

    That looks yummy. That would be a nice dinner change.

  10. 10
    Catherine S says:

    This looks really good. I love burritos, but I have never made my own. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. 11

    This would be a great switch up for Taco Tuesdays – and easier with that rice.

  12. 12

    This sounds so good. Now I want to browse the one-pot recipe list all day!

  13. 13

    Looks like a great tasting easy lunch to make. Great for back to school time! I love burritos.

  14. 14

    I am all about fast, easy and flavorful. This burrito meets all my criteria!

  15. 15

    These look delicious. I have no shame in meals that I get a little help from either and this one sounds like a great recipe to try.

  16. 16
    Debbie Denny says:

    We just had burritos. I will have to try yours next time.

  17. 17

    These look super tasty! I am a huge fan of any type of Spanish food.

  18. 18
    Nicole Escat says:

    I have never tried this . but looks delicious my hubby would surely love this! thank you for sharing the procedure i will made this for my family

  19. 19

    A burrito is a great food kids can eat with their hands. but still doesn’t cause a huge mess! Thanks for sharing!

  20. 20

    Those burritos look tasty. I love that it’s very easy to prepare. This is perfect on days that I don’t have much time to cook.

  21. 22

    I love Spanish Rice! It’s one of my favorite splurges.

  22. 23

    I’m all about easy recipes, too – especially as we approach back to school time This is totally something my family would love!

  23. 24

    These look good! Burritos are one of my favorite lunch foods. I like a to cook up a big batch and keep in the freezer for meals when needed.

  24. 25
    Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this for dinner this weekend. I am sure the kids will love it.

  25. 26

    Those look delicious! Will add this to our monthly menu to give em a try. Need some new things in the rotation.

  26. 27

    The whole family is burrito crazy. I’ve tried a couple of Knorr packs before and loved how easy it is to make something yummy. I’m adding this to my shopping list. It’s about time to give me a break.

  27. 28

    Love the recipe! My son is crazy about burritos! I can’t wait to try it!

  28. 29

    I love spanish rice but never thought to put it in a burrito!? My family will go crazy for this recipe and I love how easy it is to make!

  29. 30

    I think the end of Summer is always worse than the start when it comes to chaos. These look awesome! I bet they would freeze really well too!

  30. 31

    Great idea putting Spanish rice in a burrito, never considered that but it looks yummy!

  31. 32

    How delicious! I need to add this to my meals this week!

  32. 33

    Honey there better not be any shame in ‘semi-homemade’ meals, this lifelong single childless woman lives off them! LOL

  33. 34

    A classic dish to be sure. My whole family loves burritos.

  34. 35

    I LOVE making burritos, they are so versatile!

  35. 36

    We just had burritos for dinner the other day! The spanish rice would have been a perfect addition! Looks yummy

  36. 37

    I love Knorr’s Spanish Rice! This sounds like a delicious recipe.

  37. 38

    I’m going to have to try this, I love a good Mexican dish so this is right up my alley. Plus I love Knorr’s rice mixes.

  38. 39

    Could I add refried beans to this recipe

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