Mexican Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Quick and Easy Mexican-Style Skillet Dinner

A one-skillet dinner that packs a powerful flavour punch.

All you need is one decent-sized frying pan or skillet and a handful of ingredients to make this hearty and flavourful Mexican-style dinner. The whole dish can be made in about thirty minutes which makes it ideal for days when you are pressed for time.

Begin by browning and draining one pound of ground beef. Add the meat back to the frying pan and add one finely diced onion, a cup of sliced black olives and a cup of corn. For seasoning, I added a tbsp each of chili powder, cumin and minced garlic.

Vegetables and Seasonings

Vegetables and seasonings for Mexican Fiesta Skillet Dinner.

Mix the  meat, vegetables and spices well and allow to cook for one minute on medium heat. Add one cup of tomato sauce, one cup of your favourite salsa and a quarter of a cup of water. Mix in one cup of shredded cheddar cheese and let the mixture come to a low boil.

Cheese, Salsa and Tomato Sauce

Adding more layers of Mexican-inspired flavours to the skillet dinner.

Slice six flour or corn tortillas into roughly one-inch pieces. I used a pizza cutter to make quick work of them! Toss them into the skillet and mix to coat. Cover the pan and let it simmer for five minutes.

Chopped Tortillas for Skillet Dinner

Using a pizza cutter, you can easily roll through the tortillas in just seconds!

Once the skillet dinner has simmered for about five minutes, all that is left to do is serve it up and add a little bit of grated cheese on top. Not only is this dish super quick and easy to toss together, it is nice and light on kitchen clean-up since you only need one skillet for the whole meal!

Mexican Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Thirty minutes, and no big kitchen mess! Ideal dinner when you are pressed for time!


About Tami McVey

I've always been very passionate about writing and cooking so I thought I would combine the two, and help others learn to cook budget-friendly, health-conscious meals. I've been writing a monthly column for a newspaper for just over two years now, and it's recently been increased to a bi-monthly column due to interest! I just graduated from a second Business Administration program with a focus on marketing, and for the past three years I've been working on developing my writing career... turning my dreams into goals. Thank you for stopping by!
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8 Responses to Mexican Fiesta Skillet Dinner

  1. Raani York says:

    Hehehehe…. Hi Tami. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was just giggling because the pics remind me a little bit of Lasagna… does this taste like some kind of Mexican Lasagna? If yes… I think it’s worth trying, even though I’m not the biggest fan of Mexican food, as you know.
    But this sounds cool!!! :-)

  2. patgarcia says:

    Hi Girlfriend,
    Mexican food is one of my favorites. In fact, I celebrated my birthday by going to a Mexican Restaurant. Between the music and the food, I was in heaven. Therefore, seeing this recipe has made me hungry to go back to my favorite Mexican restaurant.

    Thank you. The skillet dish looks delicious.


  3. catnipoflife says:

    Tami, ‘saw’ you at Raani’s and thought I would check out your blog. Now, I am nothing but HUNGRY! Mexican is my husband’s fave so I may just have to try this one. Sounds pretty easy and good! BTW Thanks for the KUDOS at Raani’s! I meant everything I wrote and MORE!

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