This simple beef burrito skillet recipe combines ground beef, corn, enchilada sauce and tortillas into a delicious one-pan meal. The flour tortillas soften during the cooking process and take on a pillowy-soft texture that helps make this dinner a slam dunk.
Beef Burrito Skillet Meal
This one-pan meal stems from my college cooking adventures when I needed a budget meal to last me four or five days! Ironically, I still enjoy making and eating this simple comfort dish.
Cooking in college was definitely not glamorous, but it forced me to get creative with simple ingredients I could afford at the time.
This one-pan beef burrito meal is made of mostly pantry and refrigerator staples, which makes it even easier to throw together.
And since this dinner can be ready in just about thirty minutes, it’s also a great weeknight meal solution for the family.
What’s in this Burrito Skillet Recipe?
As mentioned before, the ingredients are most likely already in your pantry or refrigerator, which means you can make it tonight!
Lean ground beef – I will use a 93/7 or 96/4 percentage for this recipe because it’s usually what I have on hand. However, since you drain all the fat from the skillet after browning the beef, it’s okay to use a higher fat percentage if that’s what you have on hand. I like to fold a few paper towels, place them into the pan and allow the beef to sit there for 2-3 minutes (off-heat). The paper towels do a great job at absorbing the excess grease. Plus this method is an easy clean-up.
Taco seasoning – store-bought or homemade works great and this is what boosts the flavor of this recipe.
Enchilada sauce – store bought is fine, but if you are feeling resourceful, make my homemade enchilada sauce for an even better flavor. (Using salsa in place of enchilada sauce could make this dish too watery.)
Black beans – adds bulk to the recipe
Corn – I prefer using frozen corn (thawed), but canned also works.
Flour tortillas – use taco sized or a smaller amount of burrito sized tortillas (you will have to cut the burrito sized into more pieces)
Mexican cheese blend – use your favorite version.
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Remember, if you use frozen corn, be sure it’s completely thawed before cooking. Frozen corn will add more moisture into the dish than necessary.
If black beans aren’t your thing, you can substitute them for pinto beans.
This meal is very kid-friendly as written. If you want to spice it up, feel free to add to your favorite hot sauce.
Besides sour cream and cilantro, which were mentioned, there are so many toppings you could add based on your preferences.
- pickled jalapenos
- green onion
- pico de gallo
- shredded lettuce
- fresh tomatoes
- tortilla chips for crunch
- lime crema
You can’t go wrong with any of these.
More One-Pan Skillet Recipes to fall in Love With
Who doesn’t love an easy cleanup after a satisfying meal?
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- Pepperoni-Sausage Skillet Pasta
- Corn and Jalapeno Skillet Quinoa
- Quick Skillet Kielbasa Meal
- One-Pan Chicken and Rice
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Beef Burrito Skillet Meal
- 1 (lb) lean ground beef (93/7)
- 1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce or
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 6 taco sized flour tortillas (or 3 burrito sized) cut into 1" strips
- 2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese
- cilantro and sour cream for garnish (optional)
- In a medium skillet, cook ground beef until there is no longer any pink showing; 7-9 minutes. After beef is cooked, drain fat completely and return beef to the pan.
- To the beef add taco seasoning, water and enchilada sauce (make my homemade enchilada sauce if you like). Continue to cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
- Reduce to a low heat setting and add black beans, corn and tortilla strips. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring gently.
- Sprinkle the cheese over top of the dish and stir in just long enough for it to melt.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately with any garnishes of your choice.
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