Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Ground Beef Taco Skillet

This Ground Beef Taco Skillet is being added into the permanent rotation. WHY? My husband WONT.STOP.TALKING. about it! 🙂 After dinner, he came up behind me while I was doing the dishes and gave me a huge hug and kiss on the cheek and thanked me for making such a delicious meal. I mean, talk about putting a huge smile on my face. The funny thing is, this meal was SO incredibly simple and required little to no extra dishes (AWESOME!)

I used my trusty 12″ skillet. Chopped up my veggies and put them in with the ground beef. Once the ground beef was browned, I added the rest of the ingredients, covered the skillet and let it simmer until he got home. When he got home, I added the cheese and cilantro and when the cheese melted, I served it up!

I usually try to stay away from carbs (my yellow containers) after 5pm, but if you are needing to add an extra yellow in, serve this or mix in some quinoa or brown rice OR wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla. DELICIOUS!!!


Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Ground Beef Taco Skillet

Ground Beef Taco Skillet



Ground Beef Taco Skillet
Serves 4
This ground beef taco skillet is a one skillet meal and so easy! It is a new family favorite at our house and my husband keeps asking when I will be making it again!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 yellow and/or 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  4. 1 large zucchini, quartered and sliced
  5. ½ red onion, diced
  6. 1 can of diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes, drained
  7. 1 tsp oregano
  8. 1 tsp onion powder
  9. 2 tsp chili powder
  10. Sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  11. 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  12. Fresh cilantro, chopped, to taste
  13. 1 can diced green chilis (if you like spicy!)
  1. In a 12" skillet, break up and brown ground beef, drain excess fat once beef is browned.
  2. Add in veggies and seasonings and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Top evenly with cheese and cilantro
Serving Suggestions
  1. Serve over brown rice or in a whole wheat tortilla (add 1 yellow for 21 Day Fix)
  2. Top with hot sauce
21 Day Fix Counts
  1. 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue for 1/4 skillet
Fit Mom Angela


  1. Kas

    Made this tonight and added sweet potatoes to get in our yellows. It was a hit all around. The boys grumbled when they saw what it was, but said it was a repeat and they all had seconds. That’s a win in my book. Thanks!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Kasandra!!! I am so happy your guys liked them! 🙂 I think I make this once a week now – so easy, filling, and delicious! I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes too…YUM!

      xoxo Angela

  2. Lorraine

    How much would you consider a serving? 1 cup full or so?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Lorraine! It would be 1/4 of the skillet. 🙂

      Enjoy! Angela

    2. Michelle

      How many calories

  3. Melissa

    Can you put this on calorie form?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi! I actually don’t currently have the calorie calculations on my recipes because I count containers on the 21 Day Fix and Hammer and Chisel programs. Hopefully, I will be able to get them soon, but for now, I can provide you with the container counts I use!

  4. Brandie

    Made this last night and it was Yum O!!!! My 2 year old and hubby gobbled it up. I just completed my first week of the 21 day fix and this will definitely become a repeater in my dinner rotation!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      That’s awesome!

  5. Sullivankr

    Made this evening and hubby was smitten! Great recipe, thank you!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      YAY! You’re welcome!

  6. Ashleigh

    What size can of tomatoes?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Ashleigh! 14.5 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes. 🙂

  7. Teresa

    This is absolutely the best!! My husband loves it and he’s a very picky eater. We fix this at least once a week lol.

  8. Cissy

    How many servings does this make

    1. Cissy

      Sorry I found it. It tastes delicious

  9. Steph

    Made this tonight and the boyfriend LOVED IT. I served it in tortillas with a little bit of sour cream on top. Thank you!

  10. Cheeky

    This has been a staple since I found this recipe- even tried it with ground turkey and it tastes just as good.

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Love hearing this! So happy you enjoy it!

  11. Holli

    Made this tonight and doubled the recipe to have leftovers. Was very good! I used ground beef and ground turkey and added ground cumin to it. My 8 year old even claimed it was very good!

  12. Meg

    What are some other good sides with this other than rice or a tortilla?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I will put the meat/veggies into a lettuce wrap! Delish! Fresh and crispy.

  13. Dawn

    I have made this at least a half a dozen times….I’ve been substituting all white Ground Chicken for lean Ground Beef the last few times and love it just as much and instead of Fire roasted tomatoes I use diced tomatoes with chilies 10 oz.s it’s perfect …then I still add the spices! Thanks this is a repeat recipe at least every other week!

  14. Cheryl

    I made this and my husband and boys are not veggie eaters, but they loved it. My girls loved it also.

  15. Janice MacKay

    I love this recipe. It’s one of my go-tos for meal prep. I serve it on 1/2 cup of Uncle Ben’s Seven Grain rice. It’s delicious!

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