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One Pan Taco Rice

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One Pan Taco Rice

Servings: 2


  • 10 oz lean ground beef
  • 10 oz diced butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika


Pre-Cook (Mise En Place)

  • Gather your equipment: knife, cutting board, saute pan, spatula
  • Cook brown rice according to package instructions
  • Dice the butternut squash (or you can use pre-cut butternut squash)
  • Dice the red onions, slice the cherry tomatoes, and chop the cilantro
  • Pre-heat a saute pan on medium to high heat

Cooking Method:

  • Add olive oil to the heated saute pan and add the ground beef
  • Season the ground beef with chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Brown the meat until it is fully cooked
  • Add the tomato sauce. Stir in the butternut squash and rice. Mix all ingredients well
  • Add the fresh cherry tomatoes and cilantro at the end

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