I am always on the hunt for new dinners that are quick, healthy, and are made with simple ingredients that I always have on hand. This Taco Skillet has become one of my go-to ‘lazy’ weeknight dinners that is so delicious you won’t believe it only took 20 minutes to make!
This dinner can also easily be customized depending on what you and your family like. For example, if you want to add even more nutrients and sneak in extra veggies you could add in a few handfuls of spinach. If you have kids who don’t like eating veggies, you can leave them out or chop them super small. If you love spice, add in some diced chili peppers or hot sauce!
You can also switch up the way you serve this dish, my favorite way to eat it is over rice, but it also delicious stuffed into taco shells, tortillas, or eaten on its own.
This Taco Skillet is also PERFECT for meal prep, and stays fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you want to prep a bunch of meals to take to school or work, make a batch of this and portion it out into containers, and you have easy, healthy lunches for the week!
One Pan Cheesy Taco Skillet
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- olive oil spray
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 pack taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 cup cooked black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves diced
- Dice the onion and bell pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spritz with olive oil spray. Add ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking it up until it is mostly cooked through.
- Add diced onion and pepper and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the veggies start to soften.
- Add taco seasoning packet and water, and stir well until the beef is evenly coated.
- Add corn and beans and stir well to combine. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until everything is heated through.
- Remove from the heat, sprinkle cheese over the top and cover the skillet with a lid. Let the cheese melt for a few minutes, then sprinkle diced cilantro on top.
- Serve on its own, or serve over rice or inside tortillas. Enjoy!
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