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One-Pan Taco Dinner

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"Enjoy the flavor of tacos without all the mess! This recipe combines ground beef, taco seasoning, Minute® Rice, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato in a single skillet."
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15 m servings 583
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add meat and brown over medium-high heat; drain off excess fat.
  2. Add seasoning mix and water; stir. Bring to boil.
  3. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Top with lettuce and tomato just before serving.


  • Serve with salsa, if desired. No need to use utensils. Serve with tortilla chips instead of forks!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 583 calories; 24.9 54.1 33.2 105 940 Full nutrition

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This was a nice change. I added a can of diced tomatoes, some corn, and a can of black beans to make in more filling. Both the kids and husband enjoyed it.

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I made this according to the directions, and I thought it was pretty bland as is. Definitely needed to doctor it up. I added more taco seasoning, some minced onion, a can of black beans, a can o...

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This was a nice change. I added a can of diced tomatoes, some corn, and a can of black beans to make in more filling. Both the kids and husband enjoyed it.

I rated it 5 stars because I hate when someone changes a recipe and then gives it a low rating. I changed this recipe, so the 5 star rating is because it is a good "starting" point, and this r...

This recipe is an excellent base and you can go almost anywhere with it. I changed a few things to make it suit my husband and my tastes. As my husband is a vegetarian, we used veggie mince inst...

Primo. For a one-pan dinner in 15 minutes, this recipe is hard to beat. I took some of the advise offered by other raters and jazzed it up with onions, black beans, salsa and a dab of sour cre...

This is really good. I used brown rice instead of white. One large onion and 3 cloves of garlic were also added. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so I added a can of diced tomatoes. We were ou...

This was super good and easy. My kids loved it wrapped in tortillas liked a burrito. And the adults liked it over lettuce. I used slow cooking rice and cooked it in my rice cooker first, and the...

good with chips. Kids like it.

WOW!!! This is SOOOOO easy and quick. I used green onion instead of lettuce and quartered cherry tomatoes. I served it with a small amount of restaurant style sour cream. It was delicious. M...

We tried this recipe out while camping. We liked it so much that we ate it for dinner two nights in a row! The hardest part was keeping a head of lettuce from freezing and getting slimy in the c...