Skillet Taco and Rice Dinner
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Super simple dinner that is not only delicious but packed with fiber and protein. Eat it with corn chips or wrapped in tortillas! YUM! ....the carrot and onion are not necessary and the recipe will still work great if you leave them out, I just love to sneak extra veggies in where I can.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 large carrot gratted
  • ½ a medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 can Rotel (tomatoes and diced green chilies), I drain it but if you want it extra spicy don't drain it and leave out ¼ cup of the water called for in the later part of the recipe
  • 1 packet taco seasoning, I use this easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix, see link under recipe
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 2¾ cup water
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 can black beans
  • sour cream and cheese for topping, optional
  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion and grated carrot until cooked, about 7-8 minutes
  2. Add taco seasoning, chicken bullion cube, Rotel (tomatoes and Diced green chilies,) black beans, water and rice
  3. Bring mixture to a boil
  4. Cover with air tight lid, turn down to medium heat and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  5. We really like to top it with sour cream, cheese, and dip corn chips in it. Or we also like to wrap it in tortillas for burritos.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at