Beef Taco Skillet

In less than 30 minutes this easy Beef Taco Skillet will be on your table and will be the perfect weeknight meal your family will love.

If your family loves taco nights you should also try these baked chicken tacos, easy street tacos, and homemade chicken tostadas, you can’t go wrong with a good taco night.

beef taco skillet made in a large skillet for a delicious on pot meal served with pico de gallo and cilantro over the top, placed on a light background to see the colors of the beef taco pop, by The Food Cafe.

Beef Taco Skillet | The Food Cafe

Beef Taco Skillet

I hope everyone is surviving the new year, I know I keep forgetting to write 2019.  How did that year go by so fast?  Well one thing is for life sure hasn’t slowed down and making meals like this beef taco skillet that is done in less than 30 minutes is what I am all about these days.  

Feeding our families is a priority and sometimes finding the time can be hard, but I promise, if you love tacos you will love this easy beef taco recipe.

Beef tacos made in a skillet with ground beef topped with pico de gallo and cilantro being served using a wooden serving spoon, by The Food Cafe

All it takes is one pot, ground beef, cheese, tortillas, and a few other taco essentials and your well on your way to a delicious dinner your family will enjoy.

How to make tacos with ground beef

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat cook ground beef and onions until beef is no longer pink about 5-7 minutes, drain. Two skillets showing how to prepare beef taco skillet. The skillet on the right has the uncooked ground beef and diced red onions, the skillet on the right shows the ground beef and onions cooked, by The Food Cafe.
  2. Cut the corn tortillas into 1-inch pieces and add to the ground beef mixture along with green chilis, black beans (drained) taco seasoning, taco sauce, and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese.  Mix and cook until heated through and cheese is melted.   Top with remaining cheese and a tablespoon of sour cream mix and garnish with fresh pico de gallo and cilantro. Four images showing the steps to making beef tacos in a skillet. The fist image shows cutting the corn tortialls into 1-inch pieces, the next step is adding grated cheese, black beans, taco sauce, taco seasoning, green chilis, and the corn tortialls, the third step is mixing and cooking all the ingredients until heat through and cheese is melted, the last step is adding additional grated cheddar cheese and a tablespoon of sour cream for a meal in less than 30 minutes, by The Food Cafe.

These beef tacos couldn’t be any easier to make and served along side some chicken  or beef nachos your family won’t take their time getting to dinner they will be waiting to dive in.

beef tacos made with ground beef, black beans, cheddar cheese, green chilis, and seasoning in a skillet topped with pico de gallo being served with a wooden serving spoon by The Food Cafe.

How to season ground beef for tacos

I like to cook ground beef with onions to add flavor along with a few tablespoons of taco seasoning and some taco sauce.  This creates delicious and juicy ground beef for putting in hard taco shells or tortillas.

How long does it take to cook beef in a pan?

Ground beef doesn’t take too long to cook, but you do want to make sure it is fully cooked.  Using medium-high heat cook it for about 5-7 minutes breaking pieces up and stirring often to cook evenly.

Beef tacos being served out of a skillet with a wooden serving spoon to see all the ground beef, black beans, melted cheese, and pico de gallo of the beef taco, by The Food Cafe.

Making meals that are done in 30 minutes or less are the name of my game.  I want to be able to feed my family without having to spend all night in the kitchen doing it, and this beef taco skillet checks all the boxes.

It has tons of flavor, cheese, ground beef and taco favorites we all can eat and enjoy.  You can also use ground chicken or turkey if that is what your family prefers.

The great thing about making these beef tacos is you can customize them to your families likes and add in their favorite taco toppings as well.

Beef tacos served on a black plate made with ground beef, corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, and black beans by the food cafe.

When it comes to feeding our families we want them to love it, and this one pot beef taco skillet will be the perfect meal any night of the week that will serve that purpose in less than 30 minutes.

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beef taco made in a skillet with ground beef, black beans, cheddar cheese, green chilis and taco seasoning perfect for week night meals made in less than 30 minutes. by The Food Cafe

beef tacos made in a skillet with ground beef by The food cafe

Beef Taco Skillet

Servings: 6 people
In less than 30 minutes this easy Beef Taco Skillet will be on your table and will be the perfect weeknight meal your family will love.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1- 4 oz can green chilis
  • 1-15 oz can black beans drained
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1-8 oz bottle taco sauce
  • 10-6 inch corn tortillas cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/3 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat cook ground beef and onions until beef is no longer pink about 5-7 minutes, drain.
  • Cut the corn tortillas into 1-inch pieces and add to the ground beef mixture along with green chilis, black beans (drained) taco seasoning, taco sauce, and 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. Mix and cook until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with remaining cheese and a tablespoon of sour cream mix and garnish with fresh pico de gallo and cilantro.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef taco skillet, beef tacos
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 914mg, Potassium: 352mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 19.4%, Vitamin C: 15.1%, Calcium: 31.9%, Iron: 15.4%

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