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Easy Beef Burrito Skillet

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Easy Beef Burrito Skillet
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

With just a pound of ground beef and a few pantry staples, you can pull together a satisfying burrito skillet dinner in just twenty minutes. Taco seasoning mix, a jar of salsa and a can of black beans will help you create a home-cooked meal that rivals your favorite taqueria. MORE+ LESS-

Christy Denney
September 20, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef
1
(1 oz) package Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
cup water
1
cup chunky salsa
1
(15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
4
(6 inch) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas, sliced into 1-inch strips
1
cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
cup sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large skillet, brown beef until no longer pink. Drain. Add taco seasoning, water, salsa and beans. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low.
  • 2
    Stir in the tortilla strips and then top with cheese. Remove skillet from heat and let cheese melt.
  • 3
    Top with sour cream and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Flour tortillas have a sturdier texture than corn tortillas so are used to make stuffed burritos—and make sense in this deconstructed burrito skillet. But for a crisper texture in the dish, cut corn tortillas into narrow strips and lightly sauté them in a generous splash of olive oil in the skillet. Set the crisp tortilla strips aside while you proceed with the recipe—then replace the flour tortilla strips with the corn tortilla strips.
  • Create a small condiment bar to serve alongside: in addition to the green onions and sour cream, set out small bowls of chopped avocado, fresh tomato salsa or pico de gallo, and fresh sprigs of fresh cilantro.
  • Serve a salad of orange segments and sliced radishes tossed with watercress or torn butter lettuce, dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
3g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There’s a reason that ground beef skillet recipes are such favorites with time-pressed home cooks. The meat takes just a few minutes to brown, and it can serve as the perfect backdrop for any number of ingredients and types of cuisines. In the case of this easy beef burrito skillet, a few Mexican-themed ingredients can turn plain ground beef into a deconstructed burrito that satisfies hungry appetites. Feel free to mix and match according to your family’s preferences. You can switch out a can of refried beans or pinto beans for the black beans, or try additional mix-ins like olives, canned green chilis, thawed and drained frozen spinach or cooked frozen corn. The recipe is also delicious if you swap out corn tortillas for the flour variety. If this easy ground beef dinner recipe has you interested in trying more variations, check out Betty’s best burrito recipes.

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