Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos

This is a partnered post with Lunchbox. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t know what it is about the summer, but it makes me lazy. My schedule gets out of whack and I just want to spend the days hanging out with my children and not doing much of anything else.

But we still need to eat, the clothes need to be washed, the floors mopped — so I don’t exactly have time to be lazy.

I’ve found that over the years as the children have grown older and their activities have increased, I don’t have the time I used to have. Between school, sports, and other extracurricular activities, my days are filled with car rides from destination A to destination B, then back to destination A, and so forth…

When my schedule gets crazy and I don’t know how I’ll make it through, I jump in survival mode and do what I can, when I can. If the clothes pile up, so be it. If the dishes are overflowing in the sink, it’s okay. If I get some help from the grocery store in prepping dinner, I’ll take it.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

I’m all about easy recipes and I’ll take help wherever I can get it. Especially at dinner time. I have absolutely no shame in semi-homemade meals.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

So instead of making a Homemade Spanish Rice for these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos, I took some help from my friends at Knorr and used one of their Spanish Rice packets for a quick one pot meal!

Talk about a super simple dinner with super simple cleanup — that’s my kind of meal!

Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos

Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos
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Need a quick dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Try this Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos recipe for a quick and easy meal.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package Knorr Fiesta Sides – Spanish Rice
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 (10 in.) burrito size flour tortillas, warmed
Optional ingredients
  • Black Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. If needed, drain grease from meat after browning. Stir in water and Knorr Fiests Sides – Spanish Rice; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for 7 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and let stand for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon 3/4 cup rice mixture onto each warmed tortilla; roll-up.
  1. You could also add a can of strained, rinsed black beans to the same pot. It would help the meal go further and add a little fiber. Before rolling you could also add in guacamole, pico de gallo, and/or cilantro for some added flavor.

The original recipe only called for 8 ounces of lean ground beef, but I just went ahead and used the whole pound. I’m glad I did because there was a nice balance of rice and beef. I imagine that if I would have only used the 8 ounces that the rice/beef ratio would have been out of balance.

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

Did I already mention that this is a ONE POT MEAL? Meaning that you only have to wash one pot afterwards! Um, that’s huge here. The less cleanup I have to do after dinner, the better!

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

There are so many one pot recipes featured on the Walmart website using popular Unilever products such as Knorr, Country Crock, and Hellmann’s. I chose the burrito recipe simply because we love Mexican food, but there are so many possibilities. And I love that I can pick up all the ingredients for these one pot recipes at Walmart while I’m doing all my other shopping! Score one for a multi-tasking mama!

A busy life calls for easy meals. What’s your go-to, easy to make meal?

Don’t forget to pin these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos and check out the other one pot meals you can make!

There's no shame in getting help from the grocery store when it comes to getting dinner on the table. See the shortcut I took with these Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos.

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38 thoughts on “Spanish Rice and Beef Burritos”

  1. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says:

    Yum! I love Spanish Rice and burritos! I will have to make these for my family. Unfortunately a quick go-to meal for us is ordering pizza! I have to be more prepared!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    I’ve made a lot of fajitas, but I’ve never tried making burritos before. I can’t wait to give this a try.

  3. Mommy Has A Life says:

    This looks delicious! I love Burritos so I should try to make these ?

  4. LydiaF says:

    Great idea for a quick meal. I love those flavored rice packets when I’m pressed for time.

  5. Alicia says:

    Oh this looks amazing! I love burritos and spanish rice, so it’d be a great combination.

  6. Pam says:

    This looks great. We have tacos or burritos at least once a week.

  7. aimee fauci says:

    Your pictures are great! I love this dish and you’ve made it so easy to make.

  8. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    These would go over really big in my house. We LOVE latin inspired foods in our family.

  9. [email protected]galFroggie says:

    That looks yummy. That would be a nice dinner change.

  10. Catherine S says:

    This looks really good. I love burritos, but I have never made my own. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says:

    This would be a great switch up for Taco Tuesdays – and easier with that rice.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    This sounds so good. Now I want to browse the one-pot recipe list all day!

  13. vanessa: BriteandBubbly says:

    Looks like a great tasting easy lunch to make. Great for back to school time! I love burritos.

  14. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I am all about fast, easy and flavorful. This burrito meets all my criteria!

  15. Val says:

    These look delicious. I have no shame in meals that I get a little help from either and this one sounds like a great recipe to try.

  16. Debbie Denny says:

    We just had burritos. I will have to try yours next time.

  17. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    These look super tasty! I am a huge fan of any type of Spanish food.

  18. Nicole Escat says:

    I have never tried this . but looks delicious my hubby would surely love this! thank you for sharing the procedure i will made this for my family

  19. Sabrina says:

    A burrito is a great food kids can eat with their hands. but still doesn’t cause a huge mess! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Ourfamilyworld says:

    Those burritos look tasty. I love that it’s very easy to prepare. This is perfect on days that I don’t have much time to cook.

  21. Liz Mays says:

    I was thinking the same thing. It’s a hearty, filling meal that’s ready so fast!

  22. Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says:

    I love Spanish Rice! It’s one of my favorite splurges.

  23. Allison says:

    I’m all about easy recipes, too – especially as we approach back to school time This is totally something my family would love!

  24. Chrysa says:

    These look good! Burritos are one of my favorite lunch foods. I like a to cook up a big batch and keep in the freezer for meals when needed.

  25. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this for dinner this weekend. I am sure the kids will love it.

  26. Kristi says:

    Those look delicious! Will add this to our monthly menu to give em a try. Need some new things in the rotation.

  27. Ora Lee Gurr says:

    The whole family is burrito crazy. I’ve tried a couple of Knorr packs before and loved how easy it is to make something yummy. I’m adding this to my shopping list. It’s about time to give me a break.

  28. Claudia Krusch says:

    Love the recipe! My son is crazy about burritos! I can’t wait to try it!

  29. Julie Cohn says:

    I love spanish rice but never thought to put it in a burrito!? My family will go crazy for this recipe and I love how easy it is to make!

  30. Jenn says:

    I think the end of Summer is always worse than the start when it comes to chaos. These look awesome! I bet they would freeze really well too!

  31. James Hills says:

    Great idea putting Spanish rice in a burrito, never considered that but it looks yummy!

  32. Virginia says:

    How delicious! I need to add this to my meals this week!

  33. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says:

    Honey there better not be any shame in ‘semi-homemade’ meals, this lifelong single childless woman lives off them! LOL

  34. Rosey says:

    A classic dish to be sure. My whole family loves burritos.

  35. Lynda @MommyPowers aka: Sandy Gram says:

    I LOVE making burritos, they are so versatile!

  36. Christie says:

    We just had burritos for dinner the other day! The spanish rice would have been a perfect addition! Looks yummy

  37. Shannon Gurnee says:

    I love Knorr’s Spanish Rice! This sounds like a delicious recipe.

  38. Raijean says:

    I’m going to have to try this, I love a good Mexican dish so this is right up my alley. Plus I love Knorr’s rice mixes.

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