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Easy Taco Skillet Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Easy Taco Skillet

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"Easy recipe that uses only one pan. This recipe can be made for under $10!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef and onion until beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Drain. Stir tomatoes, water, rice, and taco seasoning into beef mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Top with Mexican cheese blend and lettuce before serving.
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May 27, 2013

I used one box mexican rice in place of plain converted rice and equal amounts V-8 tomato juice instead of water. I also used a homemade taco seasoning. I served this with additional taco-type toppings (chopped tomato, sliced olives, chopped red bell pepper, sour cream, salsa, crushed Doritoes) and we made taco bowls. Nice, quick ECONOMICAL dinner. This would make a good filling for mexican stuffed peppers.

Jun 17, 2013

It was easy, and the kids enjoyed it. When I do this again, I would add a bit more onion, some bell pepper and garlic while the meat is cooking. It's a good base to start from, maybe some green chiles, corn, olives? Versatile and easy to adapt to what you have on hand. Exactly as written...it's begging to be spiced up.

Jul 29, 2015

Easy Taco Skillet Haiku: "We nom-nom'ed this up. Easy, inexpensive meal. Add taco toppings!" Very good but a smidge on the wet side since 2 c. of water along w/ the juice from the diced tomato can made for a little more liquid than necessary. We festooned our plates the way that we would if we'd been eating tacos - avocado, salsa, and chopped tomatoes. Colorful, cheap and easy dish win.

Aug 11, 2014

We really liked this dish. Simple and delish! I didn't change a thing!

Mar 01, 2015

Used my own homemade taco seasoning, substituted 1 cup water for beef stock, added salsa, and put it under the broiler to melt cheddar. It was great! I love that it stretches the ground beef. Now my family of 5 has leftovers!

Jan 16, 2015

Great recipe. I wanted something good AND easy and this was the perfect recipe.

Jul 07, 2014

1 3/4 cup was enough water given the amount of juice on the brand of diced tomatoes I used. After tasting, I added a small can of green chilies, My husband and I enjoyed it like this and our teenage son liked it spooned into hard taco shells and then topped with the lettuce and cheese.

Sep 02, 2013

Good, frugal skillet meal! I doubled the recipe, topped with lettuce, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and corn chips. Kids loved and hubby was pleased. Will definitely make this meal again!


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  • Calories
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 1010 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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