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Hearty Beans and Rice

Filling, fast-fixing and fabulous flavor make this hefty dish sure to become a family favorite. —Barbara Musgrove, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1-1/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 376 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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    Apr 29, 2019


  • Steve
    Apr 1, 2018

    I added a little taco seasoning. This was a hit with the family! Thank you!

  • lippertb5
    Feb 29, 2012

    added some kick with a few drops of hot sauce and tomatoe paste. the husband ate some right out of the pan!

  • mv1359
    Feb 8, 2012

    I added some garlic, onion, italian seasoning, and chicken boullion (I used ground turkey in place of beef). It would have been bland without otherwise.

  • tazeman
    Jan 25, 2012

    Surprisingly bland. It needs an onion (or two) and some peppers.

  • shell9163
    Jan 15, 2012

    No comment left

  • diligentfrog
    Jan 4, 2012

    Awesome recipe! I used white instant rice (because that is what I had in the cupboard) and added one beef boullion cube to water and garnished with sharp cheese. YUM! My 3 yr. old thought it was too spicy, so next time I will make it with italian seasoned tomatoes.