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Easy One-Pan Taco Skillet

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"This is a quick and easy skillet meal that kids will gladly eat. Serve with a green salad for a complete meal."
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30 m servings 676
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook ground beef, crumbling as it cooks, until browned, about 8 minutes. Drain liquid from pan. Add water and taco seasoning to beef.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions. Add cooked rice to beef mixture; stir in corn. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Sprinkle in the cheese and mix to incorporate. Top with green onions if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 676 calories; 28.3 75.3 29.8 76 1296 Full nutrition

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Serve this at your next taco bar! As is, the kids will love it, then top with tomatoes, avocado and jalapeños for the adult table. The wild rice adds a nice crunch and nutty flavour. I served th...

Very good, super easy and fast! I used brown rice instead and it was great, definitely a keeper! I might use some black beans next time for variety.

Delicious! We heated small flour tortillas in the skillet and topped them with the filling. Then we added dollops of sour cream. This was very easy to make (great for a weeknight dinner!) and ...

This was a super easy recipe, in fact, my husband took this one over and did an excellent job! This is a great base for nachos and would be perfect served with refried beans and guacamole. This ...

This is a great base recipe! Added onions and garlic to the meat, then topped it all off with diced avocado and sour cream. A can of ro-tel, as others suggested, would make a great addition.

Everyone really liked this but we did feel it could use more flavor....something tomatoe-y: rotel, picante, or just plain tomatoes would be great! We'll be trying that with leftovers tonight :)

I love one-skillet meals and this will go down as a favorite in my house! I doubled the corn and was so glad I did. The corn is the real winner in this dish. And nothing could be easier to fix!

My kids liked it! They really liked it! I made 1 change. I used orzo instead of rice. Kids don’t like rice and didn’t use the optional onions. (I’ll ease them into the rice so they don’t reali...

This was a simple meal that came together quickly, using ingredients I had on hand. I served with lettuce, tomatoes, and tortillas. This was delicious for lunch the next day, too!