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Turkey Taco Rice Skillet is a one pan dinner that's loaded with ground turkey, beans, corn, tomatoes, rice, cheese, and seasonings. Simmers in beef broth for an easy skillet dinner recipe with ground turkey.
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Turkey Taco Rice Skillet

Turkey Taco Rice Skillet is a one pan dinner that's loaded with ground turkey, beans, corn, tomatoes, rice, cheese, and seasonings. Simmers in beef broth for an easy skillet dinner recipe with ground turkey.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Keyword ground turkey recipe, one pan dinner recipe, turkey taco rice skillet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 395kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 yellow or white onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes do not drain
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  • In a skillet pan add olive oil, ground turkey, onion, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, brown sugar, coriander, and pepper. Cook and crumble, over medium high heat, until ground turkey is no longer pink. Drain grease.
  • Add beef broth, corn, pinto beans, tomatoes, and dry rice. Stir together and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, cover skillet pan with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 25 minutes or until no liquid remains.
  • Stir it all together and cover with the shredded cheese. Cover with lid and let the cheese melt for a few minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite taco toppings or you can pile up the toppings in the skillet pan and serve it that way (as pictured).

Notes

I like to use a can of fire-roasted corn for this recipe. Use any canned corn you prefer or whatever you have in your pantry. 
If you would rather use a packet of taco seasoning that is fine. Omit all the spices and instead use a packet of taco seasoning. It really is delicious with the individual seasonings so I would highly recommend making the recipe as is. 
Use whatever cheese you love! If you want some spice then use Pepper Jack cheese. I always use Colby Jack because that's what my family loves. 
For more spice add some cayenne pepper in with the other seasonings. You can also garnish with jalapenos or add a can of diced green chilies in with the other canned items. 
This recipe has been updated and republished since it was first published in 2015. I have made it several times and switched up the seasoning amounts to only 1 teaspoon each. And I reduce the brown sugar to 1/2 teaspoon. I think the taste is better and the lower amount of seasonings when paired with full salt beef broth is really delicious. The brown sugar cuts the acid of the tomatoes and you just need a little bit so it does not end up tasting too sweet. 

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg