All your favorite things about a taco but in a one pan, skillet dinner! Turkey taco rice skillet is loaded with ground turkey, beans, corn, and tomatoes. Add in some rice and let it all simmer in a beef broth blend. Top with melted cheese and your favorite taco toppings for the best and easiest dinner.
I have really been loving one pan and skillet pan dinners later. I mean what’s not to love? One pan on the stove top, less dishes to wash, and they usually involve simple ingredients that I most likely already have on hand.
We love anything with the words taco or burrito in it at my house 🙂 This chicken burrito skillet is one of our other absolute favorite dinner. It’s very similar to this turkey taco rice skillet. We’ve also been loving these turkey taco burrito bowls too. Everyone else is too, because they are being repined on Pinterest like crazy right now!
This turkey taco rice skillet starts by browning some ground turkey with some chopped onions. Then you add in the good stuff; beans, corn, tomatoes, seasonings, rice, and beef broth. Let that come to a boil and then cover and let it simmer until cooked. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings. It’s that easy.
The toppings are the best part of this dinner. Whenever I make this, tortilla chips are a must! Plus, it makes this dish even more kid-friendly because they can dip the chip in the rice mixture. Even I did that! We also love sour cream, guacamole, olives, and chopped tomatoes on ours. Some more ideas are green onions, sour cream, more cheese, jalapeno, etc.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Shred your own cheese, please 🙂 It melts so much better than the pre-shredded stuff and it tastes way better too. They put some “stuff” on the pre-shredded cheese to make it not clump together which I think changes the taste of it.
One of my least favorite jobs in the kitchen is shredding cheese. I used to always complain when my mom asked me to grate the cheese while she was making dinner. I didn’t like it then and I still don’t! But, it’s so much better so I just do it now.
Pile your turkey taco rice with all your favorites and devour. The best part about this dinner is that the leftovers are fabulous! Use the leftovers for a burrito filling, inside a quesadilla, or on top of nachos. The possibilities are endless with this one.
All your favorite of a taco in a one pan, skillet dinner! Turkey taco rice skillet is loaded with ground turkey, beans, corn, and tomatoes. Add in some rice and let it all simmer in a beef broth blend. Top with melted cheese and all your favorite taco toppings for the best and easiest dinner.
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- 1.25 lbs ground turkey
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (14oz) petite diced tomatoes, do not drain
- 1 can (14 oz) fire roasted corn kernels, drained
- 3/4 cups long grain rice (I prefer to use Basmati)
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1-2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
- Cook the ground turkey and onion in a large skillet pan over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up and crumble, until meat is no longer pink and onions are softened. Drain to discard fat and then return meat to skillet pan.
- Add all the seasonings to the ground meat and stir together until combined and fragrant.
- Add the pinto beans, diced tomato, corn, rice (DO NOT prepare beforehand. You want dry rice), and beef broth. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low, cover with lid, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
- Serve immediately with your favorite taco toppings. Shredded lettuce, tortilla chips, tomato, avocado, sour cream, olives, green onion, guacamole, pico de gallo, etc.
I love using Basmati rice. It's a bit more expensive than long grain but it cooks up so perfect each time. I can always count on it.
It may seem like a lot of seasoning but it's actually about equal to 1 packet of taco seasoning. You need about 4 tablespoons spices which is what is in 1 packet of taco seasoning. If you would rather, you can use a packet of taco seasoning in place of all the spices. I would suggest still using the brown sugar because brown sugar + ground meats is meant to be together.
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recipe adapted from I Wash, You Dry