Taco Skillet

This recipe is a trifecta.  It meets three requirements for a busy night.  It’s quick and easy to make, it tastes delicious, and there are tons of leftovers!  Evan says it reminds him of hamburger helper of his childhood and that led to a big discussion on what exactly is in hamburger helper?  And inspired us to look into homemade taco mix.  Coming soon hopefully!


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning mix (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, undrained  (I used frozen corn thawed in a cup of water)
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilis
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican or taco cheese blend
  • 2 cup(s) shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • Avocado (optional)


  1. Cook ground turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over high heat, stirring to break up meat, 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Stir in seasoning mix, water, salsa and corn; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 12 to 15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand 1 to 2 minutes to melt cheese.
  5. On plates, top rice mixture with lettuce, tomato and sour cream.
  6. Enjoy!

From toneandtighten.com via Pinterest


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