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Skillet Cowboy Rice Casserole Recipe

Skillet Cowboy Rice Casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Keyword skillet-cowboy-rice-casserole
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 437kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 small poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small red pepper seeded and diced
  • Olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 oz lean ground beef
  • 8 oz fresh chorizo sausage casing removed
  • 1 32 oz container low sodium beef broth
  • 1 ½ cup long grain rice
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 oz can mild or hot Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 packets Goya Sazon Coriander and Annatto Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon dark chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt Or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet cook the onion and peppers in a few drizzles of olive oil. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.
  • Cook for 3 minutes over medium high until beginning to brown then add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add th ground beef and chorizo. Continue to cook until no pink remains in the meats. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • Increase the temperature to high. Add the beef broth, rice, pintos, Rotel tomatoes, corn, Sazon, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt and lemon pepper. Bring to a boil stirring until combined.
  • Cover and lower the heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Uncover and mix in the cilantro. Top with cheese. Remove from the heat and cover allowing the cheese to melt or melt under the broiler in the oven.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1356mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1412IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 3mg