Mexican food is probably my husbands favorite food category ever. I’m pretty sure that if we ate nothing but Mexican every night of the week, he would be happy! So as you can imagine, tacos are a big hit in the family and we have them often!
One night, though, we went to make tacos and discovered that we only had a few tortillas. Well, there was always nachos we could make, but we made those often and we were also short on cheese. So what were we going to do?
Well, my husband is a bit of a creative genius when it comes to the kitchen (at least compared to me!). He can take random ideas and make the tastiest food with no recipe. So he takes the few ingredients that we had and came up with this simple, but oh so good taco skillet. It has the taste of tacos, with the simplicity of being a skillet dish (less dishes is always a winner in a RV!). We could make up a skillet, plop in on the table and sit around with a bag of tortilla chips (great for when you’ve eaten all the tortillas, but still have the meat and bean mixture left), and eat to our heart’s content. So started this simple, cheap and super easy recipe that’s now a staple in our house when we’re hungry, but the groceries are low.
In fact, I always have frozen ground beef, taco seasoning (try out this great homemade mix!), black beans, cheese and tortillas on hand, so making this recipe is a cinch! When we have friends or family over, we can also offer a really good snack that is perfect for feeding a crowd and is easy on the budget. How can it get any better than that?
Try out this simple and yummy recipe. I think you’ll really enjoy it!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 c. water*
- 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning or 1 batch of our Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix*
- 1 c. chunky salsa
- 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained
- 3 (8 in.) flour tortillas, diced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef.
- Add in water and taco seasoning and cook until liquid has thickened.
- Mix in the salsa, black beans and tortillas and cook until beans are warmed through, about 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in cheese until melted and then serve with a side of tortilla chips.
- We've only tested this recipe with our homemade taco seasoning mix. If you are using commercial taco seasoning mix, I recommend cutting down the amount of water to 1/2 cup.