Taco Skillet dish in a cast iron skillet with cilantro on top with a colorful striped tablecloth underneath

Gluten-Free Taco Skillet

Most recipes with the word “skillet” in the name are easy. Case in point: this Gluten-Free Taco Skillet recipe. This is an easy and quick weekday dinner, and you can add anything you typically like to add to tacos, such as sour cream, avocado, and salsa.

I made this with ground beef, but it can be made with ground turkey or chicken, as well. The corn tortilla chips are a must! They add the main “taco” element. I used about 1/3 of a 12-ounce bag of Xochitl corn tortilla chips.

I don’t know about you, but I love tacos, I love quick and easy meals, and I love Mexican food – so this dish is a triple threat!

Check out more gluten-free Mexican-inspired recipes.

Taco Skillet dish on a cream colored plate with cilantro, tomato and onion on top of the dish

4.67 from 3 votes
Taco Skillet dish in a cast iron skillet with cilantro on top with a colorful striped tablecloth underneath
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Gluten-Free Taco Skillet Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 medium white onion , finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 plum or roma tomato , finely diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper , seeded, deveined, and finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet gluten-free taco seasoning
  • cup water
  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces Xochitl corn tortilla chips
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or Mexican Blend cheese


  • Reserve about ¼ cup of the diced onion and place in a small bowl. Add the cilantro, tomato, and jalapeño. Stir and set aside.
  • Heat a large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and the rest of the onion. Cook, breaking up the beef with a spatula, until the beef is browned and the onions are soft, 5-7 minutes. Drain any excess fat from the pan. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef mixture, add the water, and stir. Add the tomatoes and beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Gently stir in the tortilla chips.
  • Preheat the broiler to high and place the top rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the onion cilantro mixture over the top and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Taco Skillet Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 1218mg51%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1368IU27%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 371mg37%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Beef Mexican Skillet Tacos Tomatoes Xochitl
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  1. Becca
    May 1, 2022

    This sounds like a quick & easy dinner, but I am going to make it vegetarian and add a can of pinto beans and maybe a can of refined beans instead of the ground meat.

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