All your favorite taco fixings are packed into a simple, easy to make ground beef taco skillet! This family-friendly dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less and only takes 9 ingredients. Plus, it’s low-carb and keto too!
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Easy One Pan Dinner
Saying goodbye to bread and pasta is hard enough. Who’s going to want to eat low-carb if all the recipes are complicated and time-consuming? I know I certainly won’t!
One pan skillet dinners are some of my favorites because the recipes are easy to follow, highly adaptable, and quick to prepare!
This healthy low-carb ground beef skillet recipe is no exception. Pack all your favorite taco night flavors into a simple skillet meal. You can feed the whole family, stay on budget, and lose weight with keto. Hurray!
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How to Make a Beef Taco Skillet Recipe
Gather these 9 ingredients, and you’re halfway to making the perfect cheesy taco skillet!
What do you need to make this recipe? Let me tell you!
Butter – You can also cook in olive oil, ghee, tallow, or other preferred cooking fat. I like butter because it tastes amazing. If you prefer a dairy-free option, use a plant-based oil and omit the cheese.
Onion and bell peppers – Add some flavor with these low-carb vegetables! I prefer yellow onion, but any will work. Same with bell peppers, pick your favorite color and enjoy it!
Ground beef – 80/20 ground beef is perfect for this; it has a higher fat content that keeps recipes moist and delicious.
Diced tomatoes – Salsa is a pretty yummy substitute; just make sure to drain the extra liquid before adding.
Cheddar cheese – It’s best to shred the cheese yourself. Did you know pre-shredded can have cellulose or starch to prevent the cheese from clumping together? (3) Not only are they potentially unwanted ingredients in your diet, but they can also significantly affect the final texture of a recipe. (4)
Cilantro – To me, this is the most classic herb for Mexican food!
Cauliflower Rice – Bulk up the meal by serving over Cauliflower Rice. It’s optional but tasty!
Follow along step by step to these simple directions.
First, warm butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and bell pepper for about 5 minutes until soft.
Second, add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the skillet. Break the meat apart with a spatula as needed. Cook while occasionally stirring and brown the meat for 5 or so minutes.
Next, mix tomatoes into the meat. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Continue cooking everything for another minute or two.
Finally, reduce the heat down to low. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the meat. Cover the skillet with a lid and continue warming until the cheese melts completely. Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro.
Serve warm with optional cauliflower rice or any of the additional toppings listed below.
What to Serve with a Keto Taco Skillet
What are your favorite taco toppings? Chances are they would be great in this recipe!
Here are some ideas for other things to serve with a beef taco skillet:
- Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
- Sour cream
- Pico de Gallo
- A squeeze of lime juice
- Cauliflower tortillas
- Hard keto taco shells (like the ones I use for low-carb tostadas)
- Taco dip with Cream Cheese
More One Skillet Meals with Ground Beef
Ground beef is a keto staple I always have around! It’s so easy, versatile, and affordable. Particularly so when you save money by buying ground beef in bulk.
Kick it off with these related recipes:
- Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet
- Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner
- Italian Beef and Cauliflower Rice Skillet
- Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet (Keto, Low-Carb)
- Warm butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and bell pepper for about 5 minutes until soft.
- Add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the skillet. Break the meat apart with a spatula as needed. Cook while occasionally stirring, about 5 minutes to lightly brown the meat.
- Mix tomatoes into the meat. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Continue cooking everything for another minute or two.
- Reduce the heat to low. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the meat. Cover the skillet with a lid and continue warming until the cheese melts completely. Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro. Serve warm with optional Cauliflower Rice.
Nutrition & Macros
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This is just one of many family-friendly low-carb 30 minute meals for lunch or dinner.