Tex Mex Ground Beef Skillet

Imagine a sizzling skillet, alive with the vibrant colors and bold flavors of the Tex-Mex culinary tradition—a symphony of savory ground beef, zesty spices, and an array of fresh vegetables, all coming together in a harmonious dance of taste and texture. This is the essence of the Tex-Mex Ground Beef Skillet—a dish that not only delights the palate but also embodies the spirit of comfort and conviviality.

Picture the scene: a cast-iron skillet, its surface glistening with a sheen of golden oil, ready to embrace the star ingredient—succulent ground beef. As it hits the pan, imagine the satisfying sizzle that fills the air, signaling the start of a culinary adventure. Seasoned with a medley of aromatic spices—cumin, chili powder, paprika, and more—the beef begins to brown, releasing its rich, meaty aroma and soaking up the flavors of the spices until it’s perfectly seasoned and irresistibly fragrant.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. Imagine adding a colorful array of vegetables to the skillet—crisp bell peppers, sweet corn kernels, diced tomatoes, and creamy black beans—all bursting with freshness and vitality. As they mingle with the seasoned beef, they lend their own unique flavors and textures to the dish, creating a symphony of tastes that dance on your palate with each mouthful.

Now, let’s talk about the cheese—because what is Tex-Mex cuisine without a generous sprinkling of melted cheese? Picture a blanket of golden goodness, as shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese is sprinkled over the top of the skillet, melting into a gooey, irresistible layer of cheesy goodness that binds the ingredients together and adds a luxurious richness to every bite.

As the skillet simmers and bubbles away on the stove, imagine the anticipation building with each passing minute, until finally, it’s time to dig in. With a flourish, you scoop out generous portions of the steaming hot dish, garnishing each serving with a dollop of creamy sour cream, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, and perhaps a wedge of ripe avocado for good measure.

 So, grab your skillet and get ready to experience the magic of Tex-Mex cuisine in every delicious bite.

Course:Dinner Cuisine:Tex Mex Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings :8 servings
This tex-mex ground beef skillet is a perfect easy weeknight dinner. Use your favorite veggies, like black beans, Rotel tomatoes, corn, and rice for a hearty and flavorful dinner.
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup brown or white rice I used rice that was made the day before, and refrigerated
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 15 oz can of Rotel drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion plus 2 tbsp to top off with
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • Homemade Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Seasoning
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain out all of the fat
  2. Sprinkle in all of the seasonings, and stir.
  3. Add in the corn, rotel, and green onion, then mix the ingredients.
  4. Cook for five minutes then add in the rice, and fold in all of the ingredients.
  5. Next, add in the beans, and stir the ingredients until well combined.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes or so, then turn off the heat, and top with cheese and green onions.
  7. Serve and enjoy! 😊🥰


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