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Easy Beef Taco Skillet| Cast Iron Cooking

What to eat? These incredible Easy Beef Tacos come together nicely in a cast iron skillet! You can serve this delicious, easy 30-minute taco recipe as ...

  • an easy weeknight meal

  • with shredded lettuce as a salad

  • with sides of salsa, chopped tomatoes, extra cheese, warm corn taco shells or large lettuce leaves for wrapping

For a cool appetizer, as shown here, serve with tortilla chips and top with diced tomatoes, green onion, avocado, and extra cheese right before serving.

The best part is, it's your choice! Don't eat meat? Use a layer of refried beans or vegan sausage. Add chopped jalapeño into either. When I make this, I go heavy on the garlic and black pepper, and always include a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.

Leftovers? Toss them in a wrap. I love the Habanero Lime Wraps from Trader Joe's. There are plenty of low-carb versions on Amazon, and possibly in your local grocery store. Keto? Pu it in a cheese wrap (the ones where you melt cheese into a taco shaped mold) or on top of a cheese crisp (the ones all over the internet where you bake a pile of shredded parm cheese and shape into a round crisp taco shell).

This recipe even comes with its own taco seasoning recipe!

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Easy Beef Taco Skillet
East Beef Taco Skillet

Easy Beef Taco Skillet | Cast Iron Recipe


Prep time: 15 minutes/ Cook time: 15 minutes / Serves: 4

Taco Seasoning

2 T. chili powder 1 T. ground cumin 1 t. ground coriander 2 t. garlic powder 1 t. smoked paprika 1 ½ t. fine sea salt 1 t. ground black pepper ½ t. ground white pepper ¼ - ½ t. cayenne pepper Store the remaining taco in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid for up to several months.

What You Need …..

1 T. extra virgin olive oil ½ medium white onion, diced 3-4 cloves garlic, minced Sea salt and black pepper, to taste 1¼ lbs. ground beef (at least 80% lean) 2 T. taco seasoning 1 10-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilis, drained 4 oz. shredded Mexican-blend cheese (+ extra for serving or topping)

Optional, to Serve For tacos: Taco shells or lettuce wraps, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa, and/or extra cheese

For nachos: Tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, and/or avocado

How to Make It ….

1. Prepare the taco seasoning by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to combine and transfer to an airtight container. Set aside.

2. Add olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. Add diced onion and garlic and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and develops some color, approximately 4-5 minutes.

3. Add beef to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, approximately 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully drain excess fat from skillet.

4. Add taco seasoning and fire-roasted tomatoes and green chilis and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes are heated through and the beef mixture is thoroughly coated in the taco seasoning, approximately 2-3 minutes. Taste, and add additional taco seasoning, if desired.

5. Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese. Cover for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately with desired accompaniments.

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Kate & Crew

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