Mexican Rice & Beef Tacos


These beef and rice tacos with bell peppers and onions are quick and easy — just what you need after a busy day. Top with your favorite taco toppings such as sour cream, chopped red onion, and shredded lettuce and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 tacos


  • 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, divided

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste (Optional)

  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (5.4 ounce) package Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Mexican Rice

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 8 taco shells


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter spread in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter spread in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in water, rice, and tomato; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in beef and cook until heated through.

  4. Spoon beef and rice mixture into taco shells and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
28g Fat
41g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 30mg 150%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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