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Healthy One-Pot Taco Skillet

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



1 pound 93% lean ground beef

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 small yellow or Vidalia onion, diced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1, -ounce package pre-cooked neutral rice, such as Seeds of Change rice

1, 15 ounces can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup salsa of your choice

1 taco seasoning packet + water indicated on the package

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional garnish: Cilantro, chopped white onion, avocado or guacamole


In a large cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet over high heat, add ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink. If using meat that has more than 7% fat, drain fat from the beef and set aside. 

Turn the heat down to medium, add the canola oil, onion, and red bell pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes. 

While the onions and peppers are cooking, add the rice to the microwave and heat. After removing it from the microwave, add to the skillet. 

Add black beans, salsa, seasoning packet, water, and add the ground beef back in and stir until the water thickens, about 2 minutes. 

Turn off heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. 

Serve with toppings and/or tortilla chips. 

  • Author: Sarah
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes