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Homemade Taco Helper

This easy skillet meal is a healthy copycat of the box you can find at the grocery store! Ground beef, brown rice, peppers, onions, salsa... the low carb way to enjoy your favorite taco dinner!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword taco helper recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 828kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 green pepper diced small
  • 1 onion diced small
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup tortilla chips crushed


  • Saute ground beef, peppers, and onions in skillet until brown. Drain off fat and return to pan.
  • Add in taco seasoning, water, and brown rice. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 5 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Top with salsa and shredded cheese, cover again and cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and top with sour cream and crumbled chips.


Calories: 828kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1594mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1885IU | Vitamin C: 31.7mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 6.2mg