One Skillet Taco Bake

I made this up the week we moved into our house. I had some dry pasta, canned tomatoes and beans, taco seasoning, and ground beef. Voila! Ze One Skillet Taco Bake was born. Seriously easy, incredibly fast, and my whole family eats it. Mark this one down as a winner!IMG_2138

One Skillet Taco Bake
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 5
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups rotelle pasta
  • Garnishes:
  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Grated cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Sour cream
  1. Over medium heat in a cast iron skillet, brown ground beef.
  2. Drain the fat.
  3. Add taco seasoning and tomatoes with liquid and stir, incorporating all of the seasoning.
  4. Stir in the black beans, pasta, and1/4 cup water.
  5. Cover skillet, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Check the pasta and give it a stir, covering again, and simmering for 10 minutes more, or until pasta is cooked.
  7. Serve with garnishes of choice and enjoy!