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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

494 calories; protein 30.1g 60% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 24.7g 38% DV; cholesterol 103.3mg 34% DV; sodium 1010.3mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2013
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2016
Made this tonite and it had a good taste but needed a little more spice Read More
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112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2013
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. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
We really liked this dish. Simple and delish! I didn't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2016
It was delicious. BUT instead of tomatoes I added Rotel, substituted Mexican rice instead of rice, and added a can of black beans. DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2016
Made this tonite and it had a good taste but needed a little more spice Read More
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