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Easy Beef Burrito Skillet

Easy Beef Burrito Skillet is full of ground beef, lots of cheese, black beans, salsa, and tortilla strips. It will satisfy all of your burrito cravings.

Easy Beef Burrito Skillet in a nonstick skillet.

This easy Tex-Mex meal can be made start to finish in just 20 minutes. There’s so much flavor in this one dish meal. Add toppings for even more flavor.

What To Top Easy Beef Burrito Skillet With?

  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • diced red onion
  • sliced black olives
  • diced avocado
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • sliced pickled jalapenos

Because this dish is all made in one pan, there’s very little clean-up.

Burrito Skillet in a alrge skillet with avocado and cilantro in background.

How To Make This Dish Spicy

Use “Hot” taco seasoning, spicy hot salsa, or add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. It also tastes great served with Cholulu hot sauce for more flavor and heat.

Beef Burrito Skillet Recipe Tips

  • Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef.
  • Instead of using black beans, you can use pinto beans or you can stir in a half can of refried beans.
  • Corn tortillas can be used instead of flour.
  • A small can of corn makes another great addition to this one pot dinner. Drain it and it it to the skillet when you stir in the beans.
  • I like to use a ground beef chopper to help crumble the ground beef.

For a quick and easy meal, you can’t beat this Easy Beef Burrito Skillet. It’s a wonderfully filling and satisfying dinner.

A sering of Beef Burrito Skillet on a white plate with cilantro.

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Burrito Skillet in a large skillet.

Easy Beef Burrito Skillet

Easy Beef Burrito Skillet is full of ground beef, lots of cheese, black beans, salsa, and tortilla strips. It will satisfy all of your burrito cravings. Can be made in just 20 minutes.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 (6-inch) flour tortillas, cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • sour cream, chopped red onion, chopped fresh cilantro


  • Brown and crumble the ground beef in a large nonstick skillet. Drain off any grease.
  • Add taco seasoning, water, salsa, and green chiles and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the beans. Add half the cheese and stir it in. Stir in the tortilla strips. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Serve with sour cream, red onion, and cilantro.


Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 864IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: ground beef recipes, one pot meal

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Originally published August 16, 2020.

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7 thoughts on “Easy Beef Burrito Skillet”

  1. What a simple and delicious recipe! I used a hot salsa and Hatch chiles for a bit of heat, and put the skillet in a 350 degree oven for a minute to melt the cheese on top. Definitely one I’ll be making again.

  2. This Ground Beef Burrito Skillet is the bomb dot com! Took no time to make, very easy to put together! My sister and helped ourselves to seconds! We plan on making this dish again in the very near future! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipe, Ms. Christin!

  3. The Burrito Skillet is off the chain!!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any salsa on hand, so I continued making this dish without it. I will definitely make this again in the very near future, and it was also very quick and easy to put together. Thank you so much for sharing Ms. Christen 🤗

  4. Christopher Bossano

    I just read “Easy Beef Burrito Skillet” and immediately realized that this is exactly what I can cook for a bachelor party. Thanks for the recipe. I hope everything works out!

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