With the situation lately, my kitchen feels more like a 24 hour restaurant.  Trying to figure out what everyone will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner is exhausting!  Normally my family is on their own for breakfast and lunch {they just grab whatever here at home} and I plan dinner.  But with a lot of us being home all day, people {aka: my family} feel like I am their personal short order cook.  Thankfully there are easy dinners like this Easy Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet because I am tired.  Keep scrolling to see how easy it is and add it to your menu this week.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

I tease a little bit about my family expecting me to do ALL OF THE THINGS.  The truth is that I love being in kitchen but my preference is to be baking and not making meals.

Cookies and pastries for breakfast and lunch seem perfectly acceptable to me.  Right!?

Dinner is a different story however and so I suck it up and make something that isn’t loaded with sugar.  This Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet is new favorite. 

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How to make an Easy Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet

Start by sauteing the onion in a large skillet over medium high heat in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Cook until the onions are soft.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper.  I like to season in stages so that you can get flavor in every level.  Cook until the ground beef is no longer pink and add the garlic, cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Then add a can of Rotel and black beans {that have been drained and rinsed}.  Stir to combine.

If you don’t have Rotel, use a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced green chilies.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Add corn and stir.  I used frozen corn because that is what I had on hand but canned corn would work great too.  Use whatever you have.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Then add cooked rice.  I used a packet of the already cooked rice that I purchased at the store but I have used leftover rice before and it is a great way to use it up.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

Finally, add enchilada sauce, chili powder and cumin.  I also add some more salt to taste but that is really a preference.

You can serve it once everything is warm or wait for a few minutes until the liquid cooks down a little bit.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

5 Ways to Customize your Enchilada Skillet

  1. Add jalapeno for heat.  This recipe is pretty mild because I am a spice wimp.
  2. Change up the can of beans to whatever you have on hand.  Anything will work…kidney beans would be delicious.
  3. If you don’t have a can of Rotel, substitute with a can of diced tomatoes and can of diced green chilies.
  4. Use ground chicken, turkey or pork.
  5. Customize the toppings with whatever your family loves, just like a taco.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

I served it with toppings and more on the side.  Everyone dug in and added more of whatever they wanted.  

Enchilada Skillet Topping Ideas:

  • Cheese {shredded, queso fresco}
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomato, salsa, pico de gallo
  • avocado, guacamole
  • cilantro
  • olives
  • diced onion, sliced green onion
  • sour cream, jalapeno sour cream
  • tortilla strips, tortillas {eat like a taco}

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

I like to serve it in a bowl and pile it high with toppings, my Darb preferred to put it in a tortilla and add the toppings like a taco but no matter how you eat this Enchilada Skillet it is fabulous.

The best part however is just how easy it is to make and that all of the ingredients come directly from you pantry or freezer.

Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

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Easy Dinner Ideas: Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet

Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? Grab your skillet, head to your pantry and let's make this simple Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet that is ready in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic {minced}
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans {drained & rinsed}
  • 1-10 oz. can Rotel
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1-19 oz. can enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Topping Ideas: shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cilantro, olives, sour cream, tortilla strips

    Instructions

    1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook onions in olive oil until they are softened. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

    2. Once the ground beef is cooked through add black beans {drained and rinsed} and can of Rotel, stir to combine. Add corn to mixture and combine.

    3. Next add cooked rice and stir. Finally add in enchilada sauce and seasonings. Stir until everything is combined and cook for 5-10 minutes.

    4. Serve with your favorite toppings and ENJOY!

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