Cheddar Beef Texas Hash: A One-Pan Flavor Explosion

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Cheddar Beef Texas Hash. If you’re on the lookout for a quick and mouthwatering dinner option that doesn’t skimp on flavor, look no further! Cheesy Beef Texas Hash is the answer to your culinary prayers. This easy one-pan dish combines the richness of ground beef, the sweetness of onions and peppers, the boldness of garlic and spices, and the creaminess of cheddar cheese, all over a bed of perfectly cooked rice.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the delectable taste of One-pan Beefy Texas Hash and answer some frequently asked questions about this delightful dish.

We like to enjoy this with Sourdough discard rolls and IP aparagus.

Kids love this dish and my Texas Toast Casserole and Smash Burger Tacos.)

A skillet full of beef and cheese.

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash is a taste sensation that will leave your taste buds dancing. The savory and slightly spicy notes of the ground beef are beautifully complemented by the sweetness of sautéed onions and bell peppers. Garlic adds a delightful depth of flavor, and the blend of spices kicks up the dish’s overall taste. The star of the show is the cheddar cheese, which not only melts into a creamy sauce but also infuses the entire dish with a rich, cheesy goodness. This combination of flavors creates a savory, hearty, and satisfying meal that will have you coming back for seconds.

Texas Hash with cheese on top of it.

What do I need to get started?

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

Texas Hash with cheese on top of it.
  • Olive oil
  • Ground beef – 90/10 or 85/15. As well, this is a great recipe to use leftovere brisket or pot roast.
  • Onion – white or yellow
  • Green, or red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes – diced canned tomatoes (like it spicy? use rotel)
  • Water
  • Long grain rice
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Parsley
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheddar cheese or Colby jack
A bowl of ingredients for meatballs on a white background, including cheddar and beef.
A skillet filled with ground beef, onions, peppers, Cheddar cheese  and other ingredients.
Ground beef and vegetables in a skillet on a white background.
A skillet with cheddar beef and vegetables in it.
A skillet filled with Cheddar Beef and Texas Hash.
A pan full of hearty Cheddar Beef Texas Hash, cooked to perfection with a wooden spoon.

Texas Hash Tips for Making

If you like your rice to get a little crispy, use a cast iron skillet to cook this. Just leave it a minute or two longer than the recipe calls for and your rice will get some crispiness around the edges and the bottom. Be careful not to burn it.

This is a very budget-friendly meal.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

May be frozen for up to 3 months.

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A Cheddar casserole dish with cheese on top of it.
Beef in a bowl with cheese on top of it.

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different types of cheese in this recipe?

Absolutely! While cheddar cheese is the traditional choice for Cheddar Beef Texas Hash, you can experiment with other cheeses to suit your taste. Monterey Jack, mozzarella, or even a pepper jack for some extra heat can be great alternatives.

Is this dish very spicy?

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash has a mild level of spiciness, thanks to the spices used. However, you have the flexibility to adjust the heat to your liking. If you prefer it spicier, you can add more cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or diced jalapeno. On the other hand, you can reduce or omit the spices if you prefer a milder taste.

Can I make this dish with brown rice for a healthier option?

Yes, you can substitute brown rice for white rice to make the dish even more nutritious. Keep in mind that brown rice usually requires a longer cooking time, so plan accordingly and adjust the amount of liquid as needed. Sweet potatoes make a good substitute for rice, see details in this Sweet Potato Hash recipe.

Is there a vegetarian version of this dish?

Certainly! You can make a vegetarian version of this dish by using plant-based ground beef or crumbles. Additionally, you can load up on extra veggies or use meat substitutes like tofu to create a satisfying meatless alternative.

Beef with cheese on top of it.

Final thoughts regarding Beefy Cheese Texas Hash

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash is a delightful one-pan wonder that combines the best of Tex-Mex flavors. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner option that’s quick, easy, and bursting with taste. The combination of ground beef, onions, peppers, garlic, spices, and cheddar cheese creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. Feel free to experiment with the recipe to suit your preferences, and you’ll have a crowd-pleaser on your hands that’s sure to become a household favorite. Give it a try, and let your palate enjoy the taste of Texas tonight

Beef in a bowl with cheese and one bite on a fork.
A skillet full of cheesy, cheesy, cheesy, cheesy, .

Cheddar Beef Texas Hash

This easy one-pan beef dinner is made with rice, ground beef, onion, peppers, garlic, tomato, spices, and cheese. A quick, easy, delicious dinner.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 medium green pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 16-ounce can tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, then add the beef, onion, pepper and garlic and cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and water, then add the rice.
  • Add the chili powder, paprika, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Bring to a simmer, then turn on medium low and place a lid on the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes. Check occasionally and add a little more water if needed.
  • When the rice is tender, remove the lid and continue to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Sprinkle with the cheese, place the lid back on the pan and remove from the heat.
  • Allow the cheese to melt for 3 minutes. Serve.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 2mg
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