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Taco Skillet

This is a one dish meal made from ground beef and some leftover corn tortillas. I have mad several variations on this recipe, but this one was the winner. Simple, delicious, and it only dirties one pan. The total cost of this recipe is $7.78 or about $1.30 per serving.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 466 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning (enough for 1 pound of beef)
  • 1 (10 oz) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup water (to rinse out soup can)
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 large corn tortillas cut into 1 - 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 cup grated cheese cheddar, jack, or a combination.


  • Brown ground beef in skillet.
  • Add taco seasoning packet to meat and mix well, omitting any water called for on the packet.
  • Add tomato soup, and diced tomatoes with green chilis.
  • Place 1/4 cup of water into tomato soup can and swirl it around to remove all of the tomato soup.
  • Pour water from tomato soup can into meat mixture.
  • Stir well until everything is mixed together.
  • Bring Mixture to a boil.
  • Add sour cream to pan and mix well.
  • Add tortilla pieces to pot and mix well to thoroughly incorporate.
  • Bring mixture to a boil again.
  • Reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
  • Top with cheese, and cover pan with a lid.
  • Allow cheese to melt in covered pan over very low heat. (About 5 to 10 minutes)
  • Remove pan from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. (This allows mixture to thicken, so it's not a runny mess.)
  • Serve.
Keyword ,taco seasoning, cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, diced tomatoes with green chilis, ground beef, skillet meal, tomato soup,