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5 from 6 votes

Cheesy Beef Taco Skillet

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef taco recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 382kcal


Spice Mixture

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

Beef Taco Skillet

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), thinly sliced
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese, grated (1/2 cup)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all spice ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Add the sliced onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and return the skillet to heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up as it browns, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add the spice mixture and stir to coat the beef crumbles, about 20 seconds. Return the cooked peppers and onions to the skillet and stir in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese until smooth and melted. Serve with egg noodles or rice or your favorite taco fixings!


Sodium: 879mg | Calcium: 182mg | Vitamin C: 45mg | Vitamin A: 3496IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 795mg | Cholesterol: 104mg | Calories: 382kcal | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fat: 24g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 5mg