Beef Burrito Skillet

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Beef Burrito Skillet is a delicious alternative to the Mexican food classic. It only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, so your family can enjoy an amazing meal in hardly any time!

Beef Burrito Skillet is loaded with lean ground beef, jasmine rice, beans, cheese and more. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

I am so excited to share this new recipe with you guys! My Beef Burrito Skillet is a healthier option than most traditional burritos, and it’s just as flavorful! We spare nothing on ingredients for these bowls.

This meal is so easy to prepare. It only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, so your family can enjoy a delicious meal in no time at all.

The substitutions that I’ve made from a traditional burrito are using lean ground beef and jasmine rice as a base, instead of  flour tortillas and extra fatty meats, to keep calories down.

Beef Burrito Skillet is loaded with lean ground beef, jasmine rice, beans, cheese and more. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

PRO TIP: when cooking your rice make sure you rinse it with water in a mesh strainer a few times. This cleans the grains of excess starch and will give your dish the best flavor possible.

We top our burrito skillet servings with low fat sour cream, guacamole and sometimes a little Queso. It is heavenly! I love to pull this recipe out on the nights when I don’t have that much time to cook a meal, but still want my family to have something healthy and totally yummy.

WHAT OTHER RICE BASE OPTIONS ARE THERE?

If you have a little extra time to prep try using my Cilantro Lime Rice or Mexican Rice as a base.

CAN THIS BE MADE VEGETARIAN?

For a veggie forward option try substituting the ground beef with Avocado slices. Just add them after it’s all cooked.

Beef Burrito Skillet is loaded with lean ground beef, jasmine rice, beans, cheese and more. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

ENJOY THIS RECIPE?  HERE ARE A FEW MORE THAT CAN BE ON YOUR TABLE IN 30 MINUTES!

Chicken Stir Fry – Chicken breast cooked with peppers, broccoli, and onions in a delicious teriyaki sauce and served with rice.

Chicken Taco Bites – Cubed chicken breast sauteed in a flavorful zesty taco sauce.

Tex-Mex Chicken Chopped Salad – Crunchy romaine lettuce served with corn, black beans, onion, and chicken breast with a Tex-Mex kick.

Double Decker Tacos – Crispy beef tacos that are wrapped in corn taco shells with a refried bean layer.

Beef Burrito Skillet is loaded with lean ground beef, jasmine rice, beans, cheese and more. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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5 from 2 votes

Beef Burrito Skillet

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 341kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I use 7% fat)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies) undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans drained
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Turn heat to medium-high and then add ground beef to skillet. Crumble beef and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Then add garlic, diced bell pepper and onion. Continue to stir and cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain any grease.
  • Add salsa, Rotel, corn, black beans, jasmine rice, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Stir gently to combine everything. Bring to a boil, once it starts to boil reduce heat to low. Cover with lid.
  • Let mixture simmer, covered, for 15 to 18 minutes, or until rice is tender and thoroughly cooked. Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle the top evenly with shredded cheese. Let stand a few minutes for cheese to melt then serve in individual bowls.
  • *You can always add extra toppings (sour cream, guacamole, Queso, shredded lettuce, etc.) Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving (*without extra toppings) | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g

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3 thoughts on “Beef Burrito Skillet

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was incredible! I pre-boiled chicken breasts in chicken broth, shredded it and added it instead of beef. and served it with shredded lettuce, cilantro lime crema and chipotle crema…. my goodness, delicious!!!! can’t wait for leftovers tonight! thank you for this amazing recipe that’ll be going into our dinner rotation.

  2. You have the best recipes I have seen in awhile! Thank you for showing all the videos and all the time and effort you have put on this site. I can’t wait to make your wonderful recipes. -Ginger Lemon

  3. 5 stars
    This is easy, comes together quickly, and is delicious. Except for using ground turkey, instead of ground beef, I made it exactly as written. Thank you for this keeper recipe!

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