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Taco Skillet

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Tortilla chips or taco shells, shredded lettuce and salsa


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

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  • ellimaye1
    Mar 31, 2016

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  • mybakingaddicted
    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.

  • julanleasara
    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!

  • Feen
    Jun 12, 2013

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

  • Feen
    May 7, 2013

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

  • samjam7
    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!!!

  • shyannesue
    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.

  • bitchinthekitch
    Nov 10, 2010

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  • bkalthoff
    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.

  • distsecy
    Dec 13, 2009

    Great recipe.