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30-Minute Beef Taco Skillet – Easy & Versatile

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This easy and versatile 30-minute beef taco skillet can be served a couple of ways. For a delicious main course, serve with shredded lettuce, salsa, chopped tomatoes, extra cheese, and some warm corn taco shells or large lettuce leaves for wrapping.

Beef Taco Skillet

For a hearty appetizer, as shown here, serve with gluten-free tortilla chips and top with diced tomatoes, green onion, avocado, and extra cheese right before serving.

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Beef Taco Skillet

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: DinnerCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This easy and versatile 30-minute beef taco skillet can be served a couple of ways.


  • Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin

  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander

  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

  • 1 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt

  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Ground White Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper*

  • Main Dish
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/2 medium White Onion, diced

  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

  • 1 1/4 lbs Ground Chuck

  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning

  • 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Green Chilis, drained

  • 4 oz Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (+ extra for serving or topping)

  • Optional
  • For tacos: Taco shells or lettuce wraps, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa, and/or extra cheese

  • For nachos: Gluten-free tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, and/or avocado


  • Prepare the taco seasoning by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine and transfer to an airtight container. Set aside.
  • 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, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Add beef to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully drain excess fat from skillet.
  • Add taco seasoning and fire-roasted tomatoes and green chilis and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes are heated through and the beef mixture is thoroughly coated in the taco seasoning, approximately 2-3 minutes. Taste, and add additional taco seasoning, if desired.
  • Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese. Cover for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately with desired accompaniments. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size1 cup

  • Amount Per ServingCalories286
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16.7g 26%
    • Saturated Fat 6.7g 34%
  • Cholesterol 61mg 21%
  • Sodium 973mg 41%
  • Potassium 769mg 22%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17.5g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
    • Sugars 1.8g
  • Protein 19.7g 40%

  • Calcium 16%
  • Iron 27%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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