easy one pan taco skillet

Crowd-pleasing Mexican-style low-carb ground beef taco skillet dinner made in just 30 minutes.

 

Your favorite parts of a taco are included in this super quick meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight.

 

 

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I have been busy in the kitchen this week creating some new Mexican-themed recipes. It’s been a lot of fun, and very yummy! If you are a fan of dishes from south of the border, give this quick taco skillet a try along with my Tomatillo Salsa Verde, Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, and Easy Beef Enchiladas

 

low carb ground beef taco skillet

 

What’s in this Taco Skillet Dinner?

 

This easy and versatile 30-minute beef taco skillet can be served a main course or even as a hearty appetizer.

 

Ingredients:
ground beef
taco seasoning
shredded cheese
diced onion
can of diced tomatoes with green chilis
olive oil
minced garlic
salt & pepper

 

The best part of this quick and easy dinner is that it is you can put your own twist on it. Add in what you have on hand, or what you like. Nothing is off-limits.

 

Some popular toppings are:
diced tomatoes
diced avocado
salsa
black olives
shredded lettuce
sour cream
tortilla chips

 

 

One Pan Taco Skillet Dinner

 

 

Add your olive oil to your skillet. I like to use a heavy cast-iron skillet for this meal, but any deep, heavy skillet will work.  Add the diced onion and garlic then season with salt and black pepper.

 

Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and develops some color, about 5 minutes.

 

Add the ground beef to your skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove the skillet from heat and carefully drain excess fat.

 

browning ground beef for tacos

 

I made a super quick taco seasoning. It’s made with stuff that I usually have on hand in my spice cabinet and I find it to be much more flavorful than the store-bought packets.

 

Add in your taco seasoning and tomatoes with green chilis. Cook, stirring frequently until the tomatoes are heated through and the beef mixture is thoroughly coated in the taco seasoning.

 

Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese. Cover for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

 

For tacos: Use taco shells or lettuce wraps, with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa, and extra cheese

 

For nachos: Use tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, and avocado

 

 

taco skillet Mexican dinner

 

 

Have you given this meal a try? Snap a photo and tag @coolbeanliving on social so I can see!

 

Happy Eating!
taco skillet recipe

One Pan Taco Skillet

MaryJo
Create a delicious Mexican-style taco dinner in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • lbs ground beef
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6 oz Mexican-style cheese blend shredded
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. Add diced onion and garlic and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and develops some color, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove from heat and carefully drain excess fat from skillet.
  • Add taco seasoning and tomatoes with green chilis. Cook, stirring frequently until tomatoes are heated through and the beef mixture is thoroughly coated in the taco seasoning.
  • Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese. Cover for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Keyword 30 minute meal, skillet dinner, taco

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