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Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole

If you love Mexican food, you’re gonna want to grab a plate and a fork and dig into this Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole.

Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole is my new favorite dinner! Cheesy, beefy and full of flavor. | This Gal Cooks

Lean ground beef is browned and then simmered with rice, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning and a little water. Mix in some light cream cheese, black beans, sweet corn, and diced green chilis. Top with shredded Mexican cheese and broil until the cheese is ooey gooey bubbly and slightly browned. BOOM! You’ve got yourself a darn good one skillet meal that the entire family will love!

There’s hardly ever a time that I’ll turn down any Mexican food or Mexican inspired dish. In fact, I Mexican food often. Just ask some of the gals I work with. When we order takeout for lunch, 90% of the time my vote goes to Mexican food.

My cravings were stronger than ever during my trip to Vegas. However, I was unable to satisfy them. Boo. Mediocre reviews of the Mexican restaurants within the vicinity of our hotel turned us away. No way were we going to pay an arm and a leg for mediocre food.

One of the first meals I made after returning home was this Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole. Let me tell you how easy it is.  The food is ready to devour in under an hour and everything is cooked in one skillet. One skillet meals always steal my heart. Cutting down on the number of dishes to clean puts a big ole smile on this gal’s face. I bet it puts one on your face too. ♥︎

Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole is my new favorite dinner! Cheesy, beefy and full of flavor. | This Gal CooksEasy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole

Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole

Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 10oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 C water
  • 3/4 C white rice, rinsed until water runs clean
  • 2 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilis
  • 1 C canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 C frozen sweet corn
  • 1 C shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 10 inch oven-safe skillet


  1. In a 10 inch oven-safe skillet, cook the ground been over medium heat until browned (do not drain if you are using lean beef). Add the taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, water and rice. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the rice is tender. Some of the rice may stick to the bottom of your skillet. Just scrape it off the bottom with a spoon.
  2. Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the cream cheese. Add the corn, black beans and diced chilis. Mix well. Top with the shredded cheese.
  3. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375 Total Fat: 15g Sodium: 922mg Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 3g Protein: 25g

Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole

Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole


A few from around the web:

One Pot Taco Pasta by Damn Delicious.

Easy One-Skillet Lasagna by I Heart Eating.

Pasta Primavera Skillet by Will Cook for Smiles.

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32 comments on “Easy Skillet Beef Tex Mex Casserole”

  1. Our kind of easy casserole, Julie, love this!

  2. Mmmm I love mexican food so this babe would be a major winner here (minus the beef heheheh) because SOOOOO MUCH CHEESE *-* I adore how easy to make it is too!

  3. I don’t ever turn down a good Mexican meal either, especially when it looks like this! The cheesssseeeee!! Omg.

  4. Oh Gosh… I love mexican food and skillet recipes!!! I also love all the ingredients in here. This dish is calling my name!

  5. Julie, this looks like an easy and tasty weeknight dinner. I’m pinning it for next week.

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  7. Oh holy cow, Julie. Now you KNOW how much I want to face plant right into this skillet… pinning and looks like it’s Mexican (again) tonight!! YUM!!!

    • LOL, now that might get a little messy, Claire! I’m ALWAYS craving Mexican. Seriously, I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. I love these skillets, we go camping on the weekend and there is nothing better. Especially when you are cooking for three families.

  9. Skillet meals FTW! You really packed everything in here, but yet, it doesn’t take all afternoon! I love it when people add cream cheese to Mexican food – some rich creaminess without a distinctive cheese taste. I’m with Claire, can we all just faceplant in this awesomeness? Pinning!

  10. This looks AMAZING. Dinner for tomorrow is officially planned. BOOM.

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  12. I love mexican food and this dish looks so good. Can’t wait to give this a try always looking for new mexican recipes.

  13. Love skillet dinners!! This one looks delish! Thanks for linking up at Saturday Night Fever!!

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  17. When I read comments about recipes, all I see are post after post about how “good” it “looks”, when what matters most is how it turned out for the reader. SO, I vow to do my part and leave comments on how a recipe turned out after I made it.

    I made this to today to take for my work lunches for the rest of the week and it turned out amazing!! I followed the recipe almost to a T, but I did make some changes…less beans, less green chilies and lots more corn. I’m actually looking forward to work tomorrow so I can eat my lunch!

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

    • Hi Patricia! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know how the recipe turned out for you! I really appreciate it and I am so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. :)

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  20. Loved this one pot meal for our family of 5.  I was out of black beans  and used Great Northern which tasted great. Love the crispness of the frozen corn. Next time I might add a little extra. We used sour cream on top. My teenage son sugfested we  try serving  this dish with tortilla chips next time which I think would be yummy.  Instead of canned enchilada sauce, I made this enchilada sauce which comes together quickly while the beef is browning. I’ve made it many times. It has a great flavor and is more affordable than canned.  Thanks for a great dish!

    Rating: 5
  21. This was so good! Though, I found I needed more water to cook the rice through. I would also consider making my own enchilada sauce to cut back on the sodium in the canned sauce. Served it with tortilla chips for texture and scooping! Will make again 

    Rating: 5