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Easy Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 15 m servings 403
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  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; 19.1 31.5 26.6 86 660 Full nutrition

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This was good, and it got eaten up entirely. I would've liked it better in the oven, but it was fine in the slow cooker. I could not get all the ingredients to fit in my "smaller" crockpot which...

Made as written and this had really good flavor. The one thing I did not like is that the rice disappeared. I think it needs more rice which would require more liquid. Overall a good recipe and ...