This BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Rice is an easy, one pot meal made with simple ingredients that the whole family will love!
Honestly, I’m not sure what’s with my sudden obsession with cheeseburger everything. Bacon Cheeseburger Cupcakes (yeah you read that right!) and now Bacon Cheeseburger Rice?!?
The thing is, I actually don’t like cheeseburgers.
(I know, crazy right?!)
I always, always, always skip the cheese on my burgers. Bun, burger, ketchup, pickles (and please don’t forget the pickles!) — that’s me.
It’s not that I don’t like cheese, or that I don’t like cheese and beef together (because you know I have plenty of those recipes!). I think the only reason is these preconceived notions about what I do and don’t like that I’ve carried through childhood.
Anyone else have any of those? I’m sure I’m the only one 😉
I’m going to keep things short today and let you get to the recipe. I love this dish because (a) it only uses one pot, (b) it’s EASY, and (c) it’s a crowd pleaser!
This is also one of those recipes that you could easily sneak lots of extra veggies into. I kept mine pretty basic, because I didn’t want anyone to feel like they had to add all of these extra things into it. But if you’re looking to add some extra nutritional value, you could easily add in a shredded carrot, some chopped spinach, or some mushrooms and that picky eater at your table won’t ever know.
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One Pot BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Rice
- 2 slices bacon chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey would be great!
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups instant rice
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 3-4 tablespoons sliced green onions
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to a bowl lined with paper towel (to absorb the grease). Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel if necessary.
- To the skillet, add the beef. Cook, stirring often, until browned. Add the salt and stir.
- Add the tomatoes with liquid, water and rice and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, cover skillet with lid or with a piece of foil, and reduce heat to medium low. Let cook for 4-5 minutes until rice is tender.
- Uncover and stir in barbecue sauce, cheese, onions and reserved bacon. Adjust seasonings, adding more salt or barbecue sauce if desired.
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