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Grandma’s Texas Beef Skillet

Grandma’s Texas Beef Skillet

Ground Beef and Rice Taco Skillet is a Tex-Mex of flavors. Using your favorite ground meat, rice, corn chips and spiced just right, this one-pot wonder is kid-friendly and is the perfect weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, easy dinner, easy recipe, ground beef, skillet


  • large skillet


  • 1 pound ground beef, pork, chicken, turkey or sausage
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (16 oz) crushed tomatoes, (do not drain)
  • 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, undrained
  • ¾ cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 bag corn chips for serving, if desired


  • In a large skillet, add onions and ground meat. Brown meat until no longer pink and onions are tender. Drain if necessary. 
  • Sprinkle chili powder, salt and garlic salt all over ground meat.
  • Add canned tomatoes, undrained beans, uncooked rice, water and chopped peppers.
  • Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Top with cheese. Cover until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with corn chips, if desired, and serve immediately.  Enjoy!