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Recently, well 2 weeks ago, I made the Pinch of Yum Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat and have been eating a taco lunch every day since. Basically living my best life, I’m not gonna lie, but really I’m loving it because it’s the perfect vegan meal, and obviously there’s the amazing taste. This post is NOT vegan though… When Friday night rolled around last week and I had more flour tortillas than I knew what to do with, due to my lunch obsession, I figured there had to be some way to incorporate it into a dinner. Beef Burrito Skillet was what happened.
Really though, I also wanted an excuse to use my new Le Creuset skillet in I-don’t-even-know-what-color-that-is color. I think it works, right? Ever since I attended the Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale, which I tell just about anyone including the grocery store cashier this morning all about, I’ve been obsessed with including my new pieces into basically EVERY post I’m currently making. Buckle up Friend, there’s more to come.
So many good things happening here in this skillet:
One Pot Meal (or skillet)
Quick and Easy
All good reasons for making this meal RIGHT NOW!
Why This Meal is Great…
We’ve cut back on dining out in our house for so MANY reasons, but one main reason is to be healthier and eating out is such a stumbling block for all family members included here. With it being October meals everywhere are taking on a cozy feel which, in my opinion, are often also better made at home. Though this beef burrito skillet works year round it still fits nicely into a fall meal plan AND it’s Friday festive. Meaning, if you pair this dinner with some chips and homemade (or store bought, no judgment here) gauc and perhaps a margarita then you might as well be at the fanciest Mexican inspired restaurant in town. Certainly don’t wait till Friday to make this just as easy weeknight meal, because you won’t regret it.
Speaking of meal plans, my Mom asked me the other day what pies I would be making for Thanksgiving?!?! Whoa, Mom, chill it’s still October! Although I like to consider myself a savvy planner, thinking about Thanksgiving dinner right now might make my currently sleep deprived head explode. I’m still focused on those easy back-to-school dinners and one-pot meals like this beef burrito skillet.
This skillet dinner is lazy-girl fun too cause you just brown your meat and dump this rest of the ingredients in and your good. Don’t even if take it out of the skillet if you don’t have to, again, this is a NO judgment zone. And that’s exactly why this meal is great as if I even needed to go there…
This easy Beef Burrito Skillet is a one pot (or skillet) meal that can be made in less than 25 minutes start to finish. It’s Friday night fun or a weeknight lifesaver.
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- Taco Seasoning (see below)
- 1 cup Salsa
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 15-ounce can Black Beans, drained, rinsed
- 5 Flour Tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese (I used a Mexican Blend)
- Garnishes: Sour Cream, Green Onions
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
HOMEMADE SALSA (Optional)
- 1/2 cup Chopped Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Chopped Onions
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cilantro, chopped
In a small bowl whisk all the taco spice ingredients together and set aside.
In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, brown the Ground Beef until no longer pink. Drain and return to heat. Stir in the Salsa, Water, and Black Beans and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add the Tortillas to the skillet and toss to mix in with the beef mixture. Top with Shredded Cheese and garnish with Sour Cream and Green Onions.
To make the homemade salsa mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl.