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Bacon Cheeseburger Rice

My husband and I thought the original skillet dish lacked pizzazz, so we created this tastier version. I've had teenage nieces and nephews request the recipe after their first bite. —Joyce Whipps, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Add the water, barbecue sauce, mustard, onion and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil; stir in the rice. Sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pickles and bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 579 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • Victoria
    Jan 8, 2021

    Amazing recipe! It was SO good! We put in to much brown sugar to make condensed tomato sauce so we added some soy sauce and vindicated and it turned out great! We also put it on the stove and the oven so great recipe and would Totally recommend it for someone single or little kids!

  • Jeff
    Sep 23, 2020

    No comment left

  • Angela
    Aug 13, 2020

    I think this was goes really well with lunch and then for dinner I can make sandwiches

  • foleyd
    Aug 2, 2020

    Easy to make and tasted great

  • Rachael
    Apr 28, 2019

    It's pretty good, my husband and I loved it. quick heads up- if you are serving this to little kids,cut the pepper in half - it's got a bit of a kick lol

  • Laurie
    Mar 25, 2019

    how do I print this recipe ? the print icon is grayed out

  • Angel182009
    Jun 25, 2016

    I'm always looking for quick meals to put together and this one is definitely a keeper. It can be put together in a flash and it still has lots of flavor.

  • mtmattix
    Nov 6, 2015

    The flavors were great! The sweetness from the bbq sauce didn't make it too sweet. I followed the directions exactly and it came out great. Loved it.

  • iLovePuppies
    Sep 2, 2015

    if you're looking for something quick and easy to make, but could care less how it tastes, this is it. This was the most bland dish I've made in a very long time. I'm being generous and giving 3 stars only because it is a good base recipe that can be made decent with a few additions from the spice rack...

  • rtie
    Sep 7, 2014

    I don' for the Bbq sauce. to SWEET I prefer spicy like org. Rotel!