Recipe Details

Tex-Mex Ground Beef Skillet

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

If you’re a fan of Tex-Mex fare, you’ll love the pleasing combination of flavors and textures in this quick skillet dinner.

Name: Amount:
lb extra lean ground beef round 0.75
medium green pepper, seeded and diced 1
celery stalk, sliced 1 large
mild salsa 0.50 cup
water 0.75 cup
frozen corn kernels 1 cup
canned chickpeas, washed and drained 1 cup
chili powder 1.50 tsp
salt 0.25 tsp
uncooked quick-cooking rice 0.50 cup
shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese 0.75 cup

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, and celery over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.


Add salsa, tomato, water, corn, chickpeas, chili powder, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally.


Bring to a boil. Add the rice, and stir it into the sauce. Cover, remove the pan from heat, and allow to sit until the rice is tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle on cheese and stir into mixture.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 353
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat 45g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 49mg
Sodium 621mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 2 1/2 Starch 2 Vegetable 3 Lean Meat