Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler Recipe
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Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler Recipe

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I tweaked my beefy skillet cobbler until it achieved the wow factor. I must have gotten it right, as it's now a family tradition. Top it off with lettuce, avocado, cherry tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without sour cream): 373 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, cook beef over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes, enchilada sauce and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro.
  2. In a bowl, combine baking mix, 1/2 cup cheese, bacon and remaining cilantro. Add milk and beaten egg; stir just until a soft dough is formed. Spoon over beef mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fiesta Beef & Cheese Skillet Cobbler in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

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sarahjo83 User ID: 4236789 245125
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"Big hit with the family! Thank you for the great meal!"

curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 243775
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"The cheesy bacon biscuits on top of this are fantastic! They really add a special touch to the beef and been filling."

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