Easy Taco Skillet
Easy recipe that uses only one pan. This recipe can be made for under $10!
Easy recipe that uses only one pan. This recipe can be made for under $10!
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
We really liked this dish. Simple and delish! I didn't change a thing!
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!
I had to use tomato paste since I didn't have canned tomatoes, and I used venison as the meat. I also doubled with no problems. Husband and kids gave it a thumbs up. It was a great recipe when all I could turn up was rice and meat for dinner!
It was delicious. BUT instead of tomatoes I added Rotel, substituted Mexican rice instead of rice, and added a can of black beans. DELICIOUS!!!
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!
My husband made this tonight. He used a Vigo Mexican rice packet instead of converted rice (what IS that?) and less water (from reviews). He did add some salt to taste. We thought it was very good. I added some Chohuli pepper sauce and it was great! We think it would make a great burrito or stuffed peppers. I would add black beans and sweet corn, but as is, is simple and tasty! I came back and added a star after eating the leftovers several times. This is really tasty. I even ate it for breakfast!
Was pretty easy, threw it together one night for dinner as I had all the ingredients already, was tasty.
Delicious! SUPER EASY recipe, however, I have a restricted diet so I had to be a bit more creative. I can not have a lot of carbs so I replaced the traditional rice with Better Than Rice™ (pre-cooked, plant based rice). I also used ground turkey instead of ground beef and added my own seasonings of fresh garlic, a tiny bit of taco seasoning, herbs and ground pepper to keep the sodium levels lower. To add a bit of healthy fat, I added chopped fresh avocado. I will DEFINITELY make this again!!!!
Made this tonite and it had a good taste but needed a little more spice
This is so easy and yummy! I used chili seasoned diced tomatoes, and a little less water than called for. You could dress this up with any toppings, make it different every time. I used the leftovers to make burritos the next day. Easy, good, and inexpensive!
I made this exactly as printed. It was great. I let it simmer a little longer to ensure the liquid was absorbed. So refreshing to have a recipe with alot of carbs. I will be making this again and again. Thank you for sharing this!
Great recipe. I wanted something good AND easy and this was the perfect recipe.
it was filling but it just lacked that certain something that would make it great. If I make it again I would have to change something
We really enjoyed with a few extras: we added a can of rinsed black beans and some diced pepper. Plus we like hot, so we added some cayenne pepper.
Makes a great dinner, especially for kids but it could use a little more zip for adults who like it spicy!
I wasn't intending to make this tonight so I used what I had on hand, like Uncle Ben's flavor infused Spanish rice instead of converted rice and hot rotel instead of diced tomatoes. I also threw some queso in it. Really enjoyed it.
Double it, add black beans
aboslutley. Changes I made. +Added about 4 ozs. taco salsa to skillet when I added rice etc. +To the shredded lettuce, shredded cheese I added chopped green onion and crushed tortilla chips. Mixed all of the above together, then topped the taco skillet for serving. Don't forget to pass the sour cream.
This is a great recipe as written; add a rinsed can of black beans and replace tomatoes with Rotels, serve w shredded Mexican blend cheese, shredded lettuce and diced fresh tomato with a dollop of sour cream over tortilla chips-it becomes phenomenal!
Really good. I'll make it again. Hubby liked it too. We had enough for another meal. Quick, and easy. I topped it with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions, and cilantro. You're gonna love it. Terribare. Big Bear, CA.
It was very easy to make, however it does need a little something extra to spice it up a bit. Next time I think I'll add some salsa or a small can of green chilis. I bought some flour tortillas and put some of the mixture inside like a burrito. Also, I used instant rice rather than regular rice. Cut the cooking time in half!
I liked it, but Robert doesn't like one of the spices I used in the taco seasoning.
I have been making this for years. Sometimes I add a can of red kidney beans and serve it on rice.
Very tasty & filling dinner. Just need to add a bit of salt for better taste.
Good, easy , budget-friendly and adaptable. Instead of premixed taco seasoning, I used 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 2 TBs of chili powder, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and half a TBs of corn starch. I also sautéed an onion and two cloves of garlic with the meat, subbed beef broth for half of the water and used fresh tomatoes since I had them on hand. I also found it necessary to season a little with salt near the end of cooking. Thanks for a great recipe!
Not overly impressed. This was just bland and I'm not sure yet just what to do. The ingredients seem to have a good base but not balanced right and also needs some more seasoning. I'll try it again when I decide what to do with it.
This is a family favorite. For vegetarian guests, I substitute the beef with refried black beans. Amazing!
Made it per recipe. It’s outstanding!!!
We loved this recipe! I buy taco seasoning in bulk so I probably used more than a packet, but it was perfect. Another great thing about this recipe is that you could put this in a tortilla or layer on tortilla chips or lettuce. The possibilities could be endless.
I was super easy. I did change recipe a bit instead of ground beef I used ground chicken and it was delicious
I added the rice to my rice cooker and then followed the recipe. All was ready in less than 20 minutes.
Will make again. Reminded us of the stuffing in green peppers.
Loved the recipe only thing I changed was I used Spanish rice instead.
No changes and definitely a remake!
This was an excellent dish. I added a dollup of sour cream to the finished product. It is definitely a keeper at our house.
Must give this a 5. Because I made it twice, original and then with suggestions. Used Rotel Tomatoes w/chile's. One can of beef broth. Package of pre-cooked spanish rice. Cooked as directed and until juices were almost gone. This was great. But, Rotel Tomatoes are a little hot. Froze the balance for another day. Served with avocado,lettuce,tomatoes, black olives and cheese. Husband liked it, yea!
My husband and I really liked this recipe. Quick and yummy! I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and made my own taco seasoning using the Taco Seasoning Recipe instead of the Taco Package Seasoning.
Definitely a winner in our household. One difference is I used precooked white rice. I added the rice when I assembled the dish . I added a splash of tomato juice to thin it down.
I felt like it needed salt other than that very good
I made no changes to the recipe, but did add avocado and sour cream to the toppings. The taco skillet itself didn't have flavor.
I made this as written and my family loved it! I will be making this recipe again and again!! Thank you for sharing!
Had to cook plenty of onion and add garlic to pump up the flat flavor of the taco seasoning even added a little Cumin powder to the meat mix. Added chopped black olives on top of cheese. Good dish but needs help or plain.
Very bland. Needs more seasoning maybe cumin. Won't make again without serious revisions.w
It was perfect for a quick meal. My husband and I are empty- nesters so we had plenty of left overs for the next day.
We really liked this dish. Simple ! I didn't change a thing!
Will definitely make this again....
Pretty good for what it is, an easy “I don’t wanna make taco shells from scratch” meal. Super easy, quick clean up and quite yummy.
Used Cumin in place of sesame. Great taste! great dish.
Needed more spice. Cooked rice ahead in a rice cooker. Instead of diced tomatoes I used homemade salsa. Sharon
This is good but needs a few changes. I added a small can of green chilies, 2 teaspoons ground Cumin, 1 teaspoon dried Oregano, and a little extra chili powder. I also decreased the water to 1 1/2 cups. With the juices from the canned ingredients that I used, I thought it would be too wet. I probably should have decreased it more but it was very good.
Super easy and delicious!!! AND all 3 kids loved it!!! Next time, I will make it without the canned tomatoes, but add fresh tomatoes, as a garnish, instead. This recipe is definitely going in my weekly rotation!!!
Looking at the other reviews, I decided to use Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chilies and added a bit of cilantro. I have to say this tasted great and was super easy to make. Will be keeping this one handy for a quick tasty meal.
It easy to make. I altered the recipe to my taste so added some chicken bouillon, and substituted fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and used sweet butter lettuce. Very tasty!
The whole family loved it! I have a bottle of "Tex Mex" spice mix which I used instead of the taco mix and, uncertain of what an ounce amounted to, I put in about 1.5 Tbsp. That was about right for us; it gave it a little zip. I also upped the rice to 2 scant cups, knowing my family's appetite, and added a can of Rotel diced tomatoes w/chilies to adjust for the increased rice. As is my habit, I also substituted broth for the water (in this case, beef broth). This recipe's definitely a keeper, as multiple family members have already requested that I make it again!
I eliminate the rice and water and add a 19 ounce can of black beans (drained and rinsed). Garnish with a sprinkle of cheese, salsa, avocado and nonfat Greek yoghurt and you have a quick, delicious and healthy meal.
Blah... It would be a lot better to use your favorite salsa instead of a can of tomatoes... at least it would have some taste and, depending on the salsa, some pizzazz!
I thought this was just okay added cumin, garlic powder. Some chili powder, corn and green chili’s as some recommended. Just not much pop of flavor and sort of hard to eat. We used tostitos to scoop it up.
My wife and i loved it! I added some spice i chopped up some fresh jalapenos and red bell pepper, plus some more onions. I used V-8 instead of water. Plus i had some taco rice so i used that instead of rice. It was the bomb.
Made this for dinner and would not call home about it 2 Bears
I will use less rice next time but after changing some ingredients to make the calorie and sodium count lower at was pretty good.
This was de!icious!! I just added some corn as an extra vegetable
My husband loved it! The only thing I changed was I used Monterey Jack cheese and ground turkey because that's what I had. We'll definitely make this again!
I did make this almost as written but substituted quinoa for the rice, fresh tomatoes rather than canned and made my own taco spice using an easy recipe found right here on allrecipes.com. Also added sour cream to the accouterments. It is outstanding!
It was ok. I blame the result not on the recipe but on my execution.
Just needed something, salsa or sour cream. Put some salsa on it and it was better but not great. Leftovers are going into tortilla wraps for something different. Added a cayenne pepper to the meat and rice mixture for some heat and fresh purple onion and cilantro to the lettuce mixture.
This was delicious! Only used 1 1/2 C water. No other changes.
We really enjoyed this delicious meal! The leftovers tasted great too. I used a little more ground beef than the recipe called for and added a can of rinsed black beans and some diced yellow & orange sweet peppers.
Easy to fix and tastes great!
It was amazing my family and I love Mexican style cuisine but I wanted something a bit different. I used chicken intead of beef,and my father put his in tortilla shells,my mother and I ate it with without. Just with cheese and sour cream.
I made it with a twist. Instead of diced tomatoes, I did medium salsa and Mexican rice. Really good loved it just wanted a little more spice.
It was a little on the bland side. I would make it again but use rotel tomatoes to spice it up a bit. Maybe some crushed chilies
My family loved it!!!!
Adding rice to this recipe did not appeal to me at all (although it may have been a key ingredient -- sorry). I don't think of it in 'tacos', and I was happy to cut back on carbs. I just added some homemade taco seasoning mix to the hamburg/onions while it was cooking. I made a small amount and didn't want to open up a can of tomatoes for this. Plated it up with some reserved chopped onions, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and topped with Mexican cheese blend. A nice one-dish meal!
I added canned sweet corn. This is a great recipe to play around with. I love it!
I made it just as the recipe says. My family absolutely loved it. They liked it better than regular tacos. Definetly a keeper!!
I used rotel in place of regular diced tomato amd also used cajun style beans and rice, everything else was the same...unbelievably good, especially if you like spicy foods
For a quick dish this is a good recipe. Used a few spices to kick up the heat. Only because we like most eveything a bit spicier. Served with warm tortillas and garnishes. Everyone enjoyed it. On a side note if you have not made a recipe please do not rate it. I seen this on this review and a few others. It is not helpful and unfair to the rating system when looking for a recipe.
I did what a couple others did and used Vigo Mexican Rice and V8 in place of water. I also used ground pork since my husband cannot eat beef, and a can of chili ready tomatoes. First time I made this I used Vigo rice, broth and ground turkey. It was a hit then and I am hoping it will be a bigger hit this time.
I used the zesty chili diced tomatoes and only 1 1/2 c water, other than that I kept to the recipe. It was very good. I will make this again
Loved this recipe! I followed suggestions and added a can of black beans, only 1 1/2 cups of water, and rotel tomatoes. Delicious and easy!
My husband and son loved this. I switched out the ground beef and used shredded chicken. Tasted great! A definite repeat. I can see this becoming a family favorite!
Banging! Great eating.
Too skimpy on the cheese. Would also benefit from garlic. Next time I'll put it on top of taco ships on the plate.
I made a mexican rice and mixed it in instead of the converted rice. We had some left over corn on the cob that I took off the cob and added in.
It is simple and very tasty.
I won't make this again as written. It is very bland. And a waste of ingredients without significant changes in my opinion. Lots more seasoning, maybe cilantro for freshness, don't forget all the usual taco toppings! It just kind of tasted like it came from a box.
We used Rice a Roni Mexican rice blend and used the seasoning from that I place of the taco season
Overall quick and easy
If you follow this recipe is ok and a little bland if you don't do some basic add on. First I did it with lean ground turkey. Second after browning the meat, I added red and orange peppers ratio to the same amount of onions, 2 garlic cloves and 1/2 jalapeño. I bought diced tomatoes with green chiles and instead of water, I used 2 cups chicken broth. After it was done, I added some cilantro before adding the cheese. Then I can say it was super fantastic and flavourful with 5 stars. But follow the instructions.
This recipe is absolutely delicious and easy to make! We enjoyed it very much and I plan to add it as a regular meal to my menu! We liked it so much we had it two nights in a row! I love that I could use rice in it as it is filling and inexpensive! Thank you all recipes!
This recipe looks delicious but . . . The only thing in this recipe that might identify it as Mexican is something called "taco seasoning". This, of course, is a north of the border made up thing. Also, we don't use tomatoes in our cooking, only in salsa or pico de gallo. If you make up your own spice/herb mix you can make it to your taste and add as needed, here is my suggestion: cumin, chile powder or prepared dried chiles, oregano (Greek or Mexican which is very strong), salt and sometimes cilantro (and in pico de gallo). We are old school and do not use garlic. Some of the ingredients used in modern Mexican cooking have been fused with Italian thanks to people who know nothing about Mexican cooking. We use recipes primarily handed down by hubby's mom. He loved her cooking, now he loves mine
I think this is a great basic recipe but I would recommend adding a bit more to it. I added pinto beans, fresh corn from the cob, fresh cilantro and a big squeeze of lime. Shredded lettuce, avocado, chopped tomato and green onions on top made it a killer dinner! Thanks!
Not in the least frugal for Canadian wallets; the cheese alone cost more than what the writer said the entire dish would cost. Really bland, too. Would not make again.