Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet (Keto, Low-Carb)

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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

For anyone to want to stay on a keto diet, having delicious dinners and easy keto recipes is a must!

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!

Browse through more ground beef skillet recipes.

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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!

Keto taco skillet with cauliflower rice

Ingredients

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.

Taco Seasoning – Make sure to get a quality blend; check for added sugar, fillers, and preservatives! I recommend organic Taco Seasoning from Mountain Rose Herbs. (1, 2)

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!

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Directions

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.

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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:

Sounds pretty tasty, huh? Try our favorite heart tacos recipe for a nutrient-dense twist on the familiar food the next time you’re ready for tacos in a tortilla.

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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.

Use my printable Keto Meal Planner and start planing all your keto ground beef recipes!

Kick it off with these related recipes:

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Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet (Keto, Low-Carb)

Jessica Haggard
All your favorite taco fixings are packed into a simple, easy to make 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!
4.43 from 21 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 535 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Warm butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and bell pepper for about 5 minutes until soft.
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 medium onion, 2 large bell peppers
  • 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.
    1 pound ground beef, 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • Mix tomatoes into the meat. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Continue cooking everything for another minute or two.
    1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 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.
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons cilantro, Cauliflower Rice

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 535kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 36gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 556mgFiber: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 7g

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This is just one of many family-friendly low-carb 30 minute meals for lunch or dinner.

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9 thoughts on “Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet (Keto, Low-Carb)”

  1. 5 stars
    My husband wanted me to thank you for the recipe. Outside of my cooking box of comfort but made it, quickly thanks to your instructions.
    So good!! Packed with flavor and all gone in one setting.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love this cheesy ground beef taco recipe! It is my go-to when I crave tacos, and what I love about this recipe is that it is guilt-free and really so delicious that you will crave for more!

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  3. 5 stars
    Kids can’t get enough of this ground beef taco! We had no leftovers! It was packed with flavor and remarkably cheesy!

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  4. 5 stars
    This is a great dish for busy weeknights. My family and I love it. I like to serve it in bowls with cauliflower rice.

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