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Taco Skillet Recipe

Taco Skillet Recipe

I enjoy preparing one-dish dinners, and this is one of my favorites because it's so easy and attractive. Served with tortilla chips or taco shells, it's a fun meal for everyone. And because it's so festive looking, I put the skillet right on the table when we have company.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Tortilla chips or taco shells, shredded lettuce and salsa


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, chilies and garlic powder; cook until heated through.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cumin and chili powder; spread over beef mixture. Top with tomato, olives and green pepper. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips or taco shells, lettuce and salsa. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 359 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 23g protein

Reviews for Taco Skillet

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I tried this recipe and it is fabulous! My family loved it and it was so easy. I used a little less refried beans and more ground beef."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"This is my 10 yr. old daughters favorite. She has requested it for her birthday dinner this year. Super easy to make and tastes good too!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"Thought it was delicious and easy. Made it with ground turkey and loved it."

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Fantastic! Easier than tacos! Everything is in one dish - so easy. I used ground turkey and it was delicious."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"My family really enjoys this. We use it as a filling for taco shells or as a dip on tortilla chips. Quick and Easy!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"My husband requested this and helped make it. A quick and easy meal. We topped it with the sour cream mixture but left the other ingredients on the side to "dress" our individual servings as desired. Served it with tortilla chips, salsa and lettuce."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"So easy to make, husband has requested this be added to our regular menus. Also, turns out as colorful as the photo."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"Great recipe."

Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"Re: Taco Skillet

This is delicious and so easy
Sally Putnam"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"awesome cooking! to people on this website cook it and see what it tastes like its good"

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