Easy 30-Minute Southwestern Beef Skillet
Easy 30-Minute Southwestern Beef Skillet
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 10 min
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    Easy 30-Minute Southwestern Beef Skillet – EASY, family friendly, ready in 30 minutes, and COMFORT FOOD at its best!! Ground beef, pasta, black beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and CHEESE for a Southwestern flair!!

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound small-sized pasta shells, cooked according to package directions (medium shells, small elbow, rotini, bowtie, etc. may be substituted)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 pound ground beef (I used 85% lean)
    • 1 medium/large sweet Vidalia onion, diced small
    • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, finely pressed or minced
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no-salt added)
    • 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, do not drain (I use no-salt added)
    • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, do not drain (I used fire-roasted)
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, with 2 tablespoons reserved for garnishing
    • 1 1-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used medium heat, reduced sodium)
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated (grate your own because pre-grated cheese in bags doesn’t melt as well)
    • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into thin rounds for garnishing, optional
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely minced for garnishing

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 384 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 20.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 30.33%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.44%
    • Sodium: 704 mg 29.34%
    • Calcium: 243 mg 24.27%
    • Potassium: 75 mg 2.16%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.58%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 26 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 11.13%
    • Vitamin C 27.76%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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