Easy Slow Cooker Spanish Rice


I'm constantly asked to make this tasty dish and why not? It is a hearty meal in itself, perfect for game day or when you don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. I will usually serve it with cheesy homemade garlic bread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 yellow onions, chopped

  • 1 cup converted raw rice

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until lightly browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard fat.

  2. Transfer beef to a slow cooker. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, green bell peppers, water, onions, rice, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and hot sauce. Cook on High until rice is tender, about 3 hours. Serve in bowls and top with Cheddar cheese.

Cook's Notes:

You can use beef chuck or sirloin instead of ground beef, if desired.

This can also be cooked on Low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
19g Fat
32g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 41mg 205%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* 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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