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Beef Taco Skillet

Beef Taco Skillet

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The flavors of the Southwest come alive in this easy skillet supper featuring ground beef, picante sauce, tortillas and Cheddar cheese - it's a family favorite that's on the table in just 25 minutes.  To make getting dinner on the table even faster, you can make this recipe ahead and freeze it.  Why not make a second batch next time you make it, and pop it in the freezer to really speed up dinner the next time you’re in a rush!  Click on “recipe tips” below to see how!

serves 4 (about 1 cup each)


cost per recipe: $5.72

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 1

    can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup (Regular or Healthy Request®)

  • 1/2

    cup Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

  • 1/2

    cup water

  • 6

    flour tortilla, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1/2

    cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)

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How to Make It

Step 1

Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.

Step 2

Stir the soup, picante sauce, water and tortillas in the skillet and heat to a boil.   Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Stir the beef mixture.  Top with the cheese.

Recipe Tips

  • For Creamy Mexican Fiesta Skillet, stir in 1/2 cup sour cream with the soup.
  • For Ranchero-Style Skillet, use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas and shredded Mexican cheese blend instead of Cheddar.
  • Make Ahead Freezer Meal: Prepare the beef mixture as directed but do not top with the cheese (you’ll use it after reheating). Cool completely.  Spoon the cooled mixture into a gallon-size resealable freezer bag.  Seal bag (removing air) and freeze (you can freeze the remaining cheese, too, in a resealable freezer bag).  Cook frozen or thawed mixture in a 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat until hot (you may need to add ¼ cup water if heating from frozen) and stirring occasionally.  Top with the cheese.

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Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

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Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup

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Ratings & Reviews

  • David

    December 2, 2015

    This recipe needs a little improvement.

    I thought this recipe needed a little extra zip to it. I added a tablespoon of chili powder to it. It was ok but when I saw the review with adding an envelope of taco seasoning I thought to myself: Why didn't I think of that. That is what I will do the next time.

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  • Robin P.

    December 9, 2014

    Quick, easy and a guaranteed win.

    This recipe is worth adding to your top ten rotation. It's easy to pull the ingredients out of the pantry and put a meal on the table in less than 20 min including doing the dishes! It is also a good way to use up leftover tortillas.

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  • 20rain

    October 13, 2015

    This recipe is simple and delicious.

    I have been using this recipe for years. I add a packet of taco seasoning and crush scoops over the top of the dish and extra cheese just before serving. It's also good with chilli powder , cumin and a dash of cayenne pepper instead of the taco seasoning packet. Definitely a favorite with the grandkids.

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  • jmorse

    May 27, 2015


    I was trying to decide what to make for dinner and had just bought some of thr soup called for in the recipe, so I decided on this. I am vegetarian so I made with vege burger and also added some corn and sliced olives. It is very yummy.

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  • Kami R.

    October 27, 2014

    Will add more to it next time

    This was alright. I used homemade salsa instead of Picante, and it needed more punch in spice and more fresh things to round it out. But, for a fast weeknight meal, this is pretty good.

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