One Pot Cheesy Mexican Beef and Rice

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This one pot recipe is easy, hearty, comfort food and it’s packed with flavor and texture from the taco-seasoned ground beef, sautéed onions, salsa, tomatoes, corn, rice, cilantro, and cheese. It has all the ingredients you’d find in a burrito, minus the wrap, and made in a skillet.

Ingredients for 6 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
one pound ground beef (I used 85% lean)
one small/medium sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small
one .25-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used medium, reduced sodium)
one 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes (I used no salt-added)
3/4 cup red salsa (I used medium Herdez)
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup long-grain rice, uncooked (I used white)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
3/4 cup corn (I used frozen, straight from freezer)
1 1/2 to 2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend (or your favorite cheese blend)
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
avocado, guacamole, sour cream, etc. for garnishing, optional

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