Dan's Favorite Tex Mex Skillet Dinner

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

My husband, Dan loves Tex Mex and this is one of his favorite dinners. Very simple to make. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato and green chilies, water, rice, seasoning mix and salt.
  3. Cook covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover and cook 15 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle lettuce, onions, tomato, avocado, olives and cheese over hamburger mixture.
  6. Stand tortilla chips around edge of skillet; serve with chips and salsa.


Most Helpful

As this was cooking, I was concerned that there might be too much rice, but the end product was delicious. I ended up adding a bit more chili powder 'cause that suited our taste. Served it up in tostada shells and topped it with the cheese. Then I placed the lettuce, olives, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and salsa and more tortilla chips on the side so my family could dress their own as desired. Flavor was reminiscent of a good super burrito. We all ate more than we should have--you can call me "Gordo" now!

Sharlene~W May 06, 2002

This is great - it reminds me of tacos in a skillet. DH and I love homemade tacos and this is so much easier than fixing individual tacos. I always add a tsp of ground cumin to my taco meat so I did add a tsp to this recipe. But that was the only change made. In fact, I think tacos may be a thing of the past. Ole'!

Luby Luby Luby March 23, 2003

Being from Texas, we eat alot if Tex-Mex dishes and this one was wonderful! I followed your directions, except that I added two cloves of minced garlic. I didn't have lettuce or avocado, so I didn't top it with the toppings. Instead, I served it plain along with warm corn bread! I'll be trying the toppings next time, as I think it would be great served that way too! The whole family loved it and I will be making this one on a regular basis. Thanks!

Kim D. July 10, 2003

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