Mexican Beef Skillet

Mexican Beef Skillet

Mexican Beef Skillet

Hearty and easy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 406 kcal


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef, 5% fat
  • 1 ⁄2 cup tomato passata
  • 1 1/3 cup canned black beans drained
  • 1 cup white rice raw
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Taco seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1⁄2 tsp. black pepper or to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and bell peppers. Sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Move vegetables to one side and add in ground beef. Cook the beef for 8-9 minutes, or until cooked through and browned.
  • Next, mix everything together in the skillet.
  • Add taco seasoning, tomato passata, and black beans.
  • Cook for a 2-3 minutes. Then, add in the rice and broth.
  • Bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice has softened and absorbed the majority of the liquid.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of skillet and either let melt naturally or place it in the heated oven at 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes.


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