Go Back
15 Minute Cheesy Taco Skillet | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

20 Minute Cheesy Taco Skillet Recipe

This 20 minute cheesy taco skillet is loaded with veggies, protein and fiber. It's a delicious low-carb meal that the entire family will love!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 1680kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1 zucchini quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet McCormick Organic Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes seeds removed and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or a blend of cheddar and monterey jack
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 cup shredded lettuce

Optional Garnishes

  • Diced Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Cilantro


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, sauté the onion, carrot and zucchini until soft. Push the vegetables to the edge of the pan and add the beef. Brown the meat for 3-4 minutes before adding the seasoning mix. Continue cooking the beef until cooked throughout.
  • Add the tomato sauce, broth, black beans and tomatoes. Allow the mixture to simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top, cover with a tight fitting lid (or a large piece of aluminum foil) and remove from the heat. After about a minute or two, remove the lid and top with green onion and lettuce. Serve the skillet as a dip, use it as a taco or burrito filling, or as a nacho topping. Garnish with avocado, sour cream or cilantro, if desired.


*I used ground beef for this recipe, but ground chicken (or even turkey) would be just as delicious!


Calories: 1680kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 149g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 459mg | Sodium: 5124mg | Potassium: 3827mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 19106IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 1411mg | Iron: 18mg