Mexican Skillet Dinner

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Mexican Skillet Casserole is the perfect answer to the what’s for dinner question

Mexican Skillet Casserole


Sometimes it’s Mexican Monday,

or taco Tuesday,

and it may have to wait and become Taco Thursday.

Either way it is the kids favorite night of the week.

But tacos or burritos can get boring week, after week, after week.


mexican skillet dinner


And I happen to be madly in love with  my cast iron  skillet.

So I mixed the two together and got a super tasty, super fast and easy weeknight meal the entire  family loved. Surprise, surprise, surprise…NO whining!!


Mexican Skillet Dinner


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion {chopped}
  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning {I love Trader Joe's }
  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup of black beans {from a can}
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 avocado diced
  • cilantro {for garnish}


  • heat the skillet over medium
  • add the oil and onion
  • saute until soft {just a few minutes}
  • add the ground turkey, and cook until browned - stir to crumble [4 - 5 minutes}
  • add the taco seasoning
  • stir in the rice and beans, cooking until everything is warmed through
  • top with the cheese, and cook until melted
  • remove from the heat, and top with the diced tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro

It’s great served as is , but my kiddos loved scooping it up with chips of course.



Mexican Skillet Dinner