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Easy Beef Burrito Skillet

easy beef burrito skillet Entree
Easy Beef Burrito Skillet
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 5

With just a pound of ground beef and a few pantry staples, you can pull together a satisfying burrito skillet dinner in just 30 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
Updated February 1, 2019
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
1
cup water
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
4
(6-inch) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos and fajitas, cut in 1-inch strips
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1/4
cup sliced green onions
1/2
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Add water, salsa, beans and taco seasoning mix. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low.
  • 2
    Stir in tortilla strips; cook 1 minute. Top with cheese; cover, and remove skillet from heat. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 3
    Top with green onions. Serve with sour cream.

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 Cup
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
3g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
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 beef 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 a can of refried beans or pinto beans for the black beans, or try additional mix-ins like olives, canned green chiles, thawed and drained frozen spinach or cooked frozen corn. The recipe is also delicious if you swap 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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