Monday, June 28, 2010

One Pan Taco Dinner

The Menu:
One Pan Taco Dinner served with Garlicky Holy Guacamole

The Original Recipe:
I found this on Babycenter. There were some notes at the bottom from the original poster, so I changed it up a bit and everyone LOOOOVED it! Great one dish fast meal!

One Pan Taco Dinner
Kraft Food and Family Magazine

1 lb. ground beef

1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix

2 cups instant white rice, uncooked

1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 large tomato, chopped

BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain.

ADD seasoning mix and 2 cups water; stir. Bring to boil.

STIR in rice. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min. Top with lettuce and tomato just before serving.

The Way I Made It My Own:
I added in some more ingredients.. YUMMY! This turned into a family favorite. Quick and easy one pan dish!

Taco Skillet

2 lb. ground beef
2 pkgs. (1-1/4 oz.) low sodium, no msg Taco Seasoning Mix
2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1 cup  Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; add 1 packet of seasoning.

Add 2 cups of water and additional seasoning packet; stir. Bring to boil.

Stir in rice, beans and corn.

Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min or until rice is no longer crunchy. Sprinkle with cheese; cover until melted. Serve with guacamole on top.
Topped with Garlicky Holy Guacamole and served.


Heidi said...

What a simple meal! I love anything taco-ish so this one is right up my alley. Do you think I could use regular rice, but put it in already cooked (and leave out the 2 cups water)? I don't like the texture of instant rice.

4*KowBoys said...

Yes, I would use regular if that is what you want. I would add a packet of taco seasoning (or taco spices like cumin, etc. and eliminate the 2nd packet in the actual dish then) to the rice while it cooks to get that flavor through out the whole dish when combined. Enjoy!