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Beef Taco One-Skillet Meal with Quinoa and Brown Rice

This beef taco and rice skillet recipe is a great way to allow yourself to enjoy Taco Tuesday, without any of the guilt! There are so many standard toppings that you can add to this dish that are still very macro-friendly. Guac, salsa, and non-fat, plain Greek yogurt (to replace sour cream)  are great options. Salsa is typically 10-15 calories and 1 gram of carbs per serving. It can be used as a great healthy topping for more than just tacos.

Calories: 291     Fat: 11G      Net Carbs: 29G      Protein:  24G

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This brown rice and quinoa combination is my favorite! It is organic and only takes 90 seconds to prep! That saves 20-25 minutes. 

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beef taco one skillet meal with quinoa and brown rice

I am a huge fan of the taste of quinoa. However, I cannot ignore the feedback I commonly hear. Some people simply do not like it! Quinoa is gluten-free and is high in protein.  Quinoa is a crop grown for its seeds. The seeds are cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes.  One cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. It has so many nutritious benefits! If you are not a fan of the taste of quinoa this quinoa and brown rice combination may be perfect for you. 

Beef Taco One-Skillet Meal with Quinoa and Brown Rice

I’m obsessed with skillet dinners.  Lately, I have been obsessed with one-pan and sheet pan dinners. I love the ease of being able to create a dish using one pan. I cook so often. The fewer dishes I have to wash, the happier I am.

Beef Taco One-Skillet Meal with Quinoa and Brown Rice

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Beef Taco One-Skillet Meal with Quinoa and Brown Rice

Beef Taco One-Skillet Meal with Quinoa and Brown Rice is a quick and easy recipe with lean ground beef, fresh veggies, and cheese. Perfect for weeknight dinners.
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Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 291kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 bag Seeds of Change Brown Rice and Quinoa
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 medium red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper chopped chopped
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium black beans
  • 3-4 garlic cloved chopped
  • 1 container Rotel
  • 1/4 cup whole kernel corn frozen
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Add the garlic and onions. Cook until fragrant.
  • Add the peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, and taco seasoning. Cook until browned while breaking the beef into smaller chunks.
  • Add the Rotel, black beans, and corn. Stir to ensure the mixture is combined.
  • Heat the rice for 90 seconds in the microwave. Add the rice and shredded cheese to the mixture and stir.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve!


Topping ideas: non-fat, plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, fresh-sliced avocado, salsa, and guacamole.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 291kcal
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Rebecca Bryant

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

YUM!!! I love one pan meal and this one is definitely going to be a favorite of ours as we love a good taco.

Pamela King

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

Oh that look really good! I've never had quinoa but this meal looks good enough to try quinoa.

Stephanie Jeannot

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

Ooh I love quinoa. This meal sounds so good! Yummy!


Wednesday 14th of June 2017

I am loving the sounds of the quinoa and brown rice mix!! What an easy dinner, I need to give this one a try!

Nicole Aguilar

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

First of all... YUM. Secondly, I'm down with any recipe that is one pot, one skillet, one pan... like hello, this girl has no time for 1000 dirty dishes.


Wednesday 14th of June 2017

I'm TOTALLY with you on that!