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Easy Beef Taco Skillet Recipe
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Easy Beef Taco Skillet Recipe

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Busy day? Save time and money with this stovetop supper the whole family will love. It calls for handy convenience products, so it can be on the table in minutes. —Kelly Roder, Fairfax, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 10 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Hot pepper sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 415 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 705 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the corn, tortillas, taco sauce and 1 cup cheese; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve with pepper sauce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Tacos in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p33

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"This was average. I don't keep taco sauce on hand so I used salsa. I found it to be very dry and very bland. I added some water-about a 2/3 c.--to it to sauce it a little and then the corn tortillas just kind of turned into mush. I doubt I will make it again, but if I did I'd add a package of taco seasoning to boost the flavor."

Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"This was really good and so easy to make. I used Brigid Nelson's idea and used it as a dip with tortilla chips. I also added a can of black beans and a chopped green bell pepper I used hot taco sauce and left out the hot sauce. The amount of heat was perfect by the time the taco sauce was added to all the other ingredients it wasn't hot at all. Hot sauce was passed at the table."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I would add red & green peppers and maybe some salsa."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Missing something...or lots of somethings."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"We love it! My sister makes this about once every couple weeks, her two young kids gobble it up! I just made it for my family and used a smaller can of corn and added black beans (who couldn't use some extra fiber). It's yummy!"

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