Homemade beef taco skillet. Beef. Taco. Skillet. Need I say more really? It made for such a delicious dinner that I could barely contain myself as I sat down to dig in. It’s got punch, flavour, and spice. I originally thought to make nachos, but it truly annoys me when the tortilla chips at the end start to get soggy, not to mention that there are barely any toppings left at the end, and I’m all about the topping to chip ratio. It’s gotta be loaded!
To fight this first world foodie trouble, I decided I’d keep the tortilla chips and the homemade beef taco filling separate, so that every bite could be as perfectly constructed as I wanted it to be! So this dish is a delicious marriage of a cheesy nacho and a filling beef taco. It’s pure foodporn.
As it’s just made in one skillet, washing is kept to a minimum and also leads to a fun dinner party. Everyone sits around the hot bubbling pan and digs in together!
Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Once the pan is nice and hot, add the beef mince and break it up with a wooden spoon and let it brown, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the bottom side has a nice brown colour. Note - I add the salt and pepper at this stage, topping first one side, then the other once I "flip" the mince.
Use the spoon and turn the mince over to brown the other side for another few minutes, then remove the mince onto a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, pepper, courgette, mushrooms and spices and cook, stirring frequently and adding more butter or oil if necessary, for another 5-8 minutes before adding back the beef and the can of tomatoes.
Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add your cheese and either cover or place under the grill until the cheese is melted and delicious!
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Hi, I'm Teffy, and this blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun! It's not about being perfect either, so go ahead and have that chocolate - and that green smoothie too!