Mexican Floor Beef – Julia’s Album

30-Minute, One-Pan Mexican Floor Beef options tomatoes, black beans, corn, delicate inexperienced chiles, and inexperienced onions. It is full of flavors and seasoned good with home made taco seasoning. This family-favorite dinner is excessive in protein, full of veggies and fiber, gluten-free, and dairy-free! Use it as taco meat, to stuff the burritos, or add it to casseroles or pasta. Or, merely serve corn tortillas or rice on the aspect.

Mexican Ground Beef with tomatoes, black beans, corn, mild green chiles, and green onions in a white bowl.

Mexican floor beef (30-minute, one-pan meal)

Should you’re searching for fast and simple Mexican-inspired dinner concepts, you can be impressed with this flavorful floor beef skillet recipe! Tex-Mex flavored beef makes an unbelievable combo along with black beans, yellow corn kernels, delicate inexperienced chiles, inexperienced onions, and recent cherry tomatoes. The entire recipe is made completely in a single pan in half-hour – an ideal choice for a simple weeknight meal. It is excessive in protein, gluten-free, dairy-free, and full of veggies and fiber. Serve it as is or with my aspect dish advice: cilantro-lime black bean rice. Or, use this recipe for taco meat, to stuff the burritos, and even serve this with pasta!

If you would like extra Mexican-style weeknight dinner inspiration, do not miss this tasty Mexican road corn black bean rooster bake or this straightforward creamy Mexican rooster pasta with bell peppers.

Mexican Ground Beef with tomatoes, black beans, corn, mild green chiles, and green onions in a cast iron skillet.

Why make it

  • Effectively-rounded meal. Mexican floor beef is that this final consolation meals recipe that has the whole lot! Protein, veggies, fiber, and carbs. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and excellent for taco meat!
  • Taste-packed. Floor beef can style so flavorful when mixed with the correct elements and spices. Right here, the bottom beef is cooked with Mexican-style spices (you can even use store-bought taco seasoning). Then it is mixed with black beans and plenty of veggies (corn, cherry tomatoes, inexperienced onions, delicate inexperienced chiles). Add recent cilantro for much more taste!
  • It is a budget-friendly recipe that makes use of simply accessible elements, resembling floor beef, canned black beans, canned corn, and canned inexperienced chiles.
  • Lovely presentation. Usually, floor beef recipes lack vibrancy and are boring in shade, as a result of, clearly, floor beef just isn’t very colourful. On this recipe, nevertheless, the Mexican floor beef is dressed up with colourful veggies that aren’t solely wholesome and scrumptious but in addition add vibrancy and switch this 30-minute meal right into a restaurant-worthy presentation!

Fundamental elements

  • Floor beef. Use the leanest variety as you can be draining all extra fats and liquid anyway after browning the meat.
  • Black beans. I used low-sodium black beans that I rinsed and drained very well.
  • Corn. I used canned candy corn kernels drained very well.
  • Canned inexperienced chiles. I used the delicate selection. Should you like your meals spicier, use medium or sizzling.
  • Inexperienced onions. Chopped inexperienced onions are milder than common onions, and work nice as garnish!
  • Tomatoes. I used sliced cherry tomatoes, you can even use common tomatoes or canned tomatoes.

Spices you want

I prefer to make my very own taco seasoning for the Mexican floor beef, nevertheless, you’ll be able to undoubtedly use a store-bought taco seasoning right here as an alternative, as a shortcut. Should you like to combine your individual spices, here’s what I like to recommend for 16 oz of floor beef:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or extra

How you can make Mexican floor beef

1) Prepare dinner the bottom beef along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a big skillet till cooked by means of. Drain any fats or liquids.

2) Add spices – chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Or, use store-bought taco seasoning as an alternative.

3) Add veggies and beans. Add drained and rinsed black beans, corn, sliced cherry tomatoes, diced delicate inexperienced chiles, and chopped inexperienced onions to the identical skillet and blend very effectively to mix over medium warmth. Style and season with extra spices and extra salt, if wanted.

Mexican Ground Beef with tomatoes, black beans, corn, mild green chiles, and green onions in a white bowl.

Substitutions, variations, and add-ins

  • Floor beef might be swapped for floor turkey or floor rooster. Or, use a plant-based different to make this recipe meatless.
  • Beans. I used canned black beans rinsed and drained. You may as well use canned garbanzo beans, cannellini beans, or pinto beans.
  • Tomatoes – you should utilize any recent tomatoes you want or canned tomatoes.
  • Use your favourite taco seasoning as an alternative of blending your individual spices.
  • Add spice by including chipotle powder or canned sizzling inexperienced chiles.
  • Add recent cilantro. It is a traditional ingredient in Mexican delicacies.
  • Add Cheese. Whereas I wished to maintain this recipe dairy-free, and subsequently, there isn’t a cheese concerned, you’ll be able to definitely add it in the event you like. I like to recommend Pepper Jack and/or Cheddar cheeses. They are going to pair very well with Southwestern flavors. High the Mexican floor beef with shredded cheese and bake within the oven-proof skillet for about 15 or 20 minutes at 400 F till the cheese melts.

Storage and reheating suggestions

  • Fridge. Refrigerate the leftover Mexican-style floor beef in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days.
  • Freezer. As a result of there isn’t a cream and no cheese, it is a freezer-friendly recipe. Freeze it in an hermetic container for as much as 2 months.
  • How you can reheat. This straightforward weeknight meal is so easy and low upkeep. You’ll be able to reheat the refrigerated leftovers within the microwave oven. Or, add the leftover cooked floor beef to the skillet seasoned with olive oil and reheat on medium warmth till heated by means of.

Are you able to make it forward?

This Mexican floor beef is nice for meal prep. You may make the entire recipe forward and refrigerate it in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days. It is easy to reheat this in a microwave oven or on the stovetop in a skillet (with a tablespoon of olive oil added).

What to serve with Mexican floor beef

Whereas the plain selection is to make use of this recipe for taco meat, it is way more versatile than that! Listed here are some concepts:

  • Rice. It is a nice recipe to serve with plain rice. There may be a lot taste on this Mexican floor beef, that plain rice will do.
  • Cauliflower rice is a superb lower-carb choice.
  • Serve this over pasta. My favorites are angel hair pasta, bow-tie, penne, and fusilli.
  • Roasted spaghetti squash – it is an amazing low-carb and gluten-free choice.
  • Zoodles or spiralized zucchini is one other tasty low-carb and gluten-free veggie aspect.
  • Corn tortillas. Heat up corn tortillas and serve them as a aspect.
  • Add a aspect dish. My favourite is that this scrumptious cilantro-lime black bean rice.
  • Add a salad. For a Mexican-style salad, do this Mexican road corn pasta salad with recent corn, cilantro, bell peppers, lime juice, and Cotija cheese.

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Mexican Ground Beef with Tomatoes, Corn, Black Beans, Green Onions, Green Chiles in a white bowl.