Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner is quick, easy, healthy, low carb and incredibly delicious. Loaded with ground beef, vegetables, frozen cauliflower and topped with melted cheese. Dinner in under 30 minutes!
I’m late getting this post up and actually debated whether or not to even post today. With it being Memorial Day, I figured most of you are busy doing other things today and are probably not worried about looking for new recipes today. Buuut just in case someone out there was hoping for a new recipe today, then here you go.
You know we all love Mexican food around our house.
I know this Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner is in no way authentic Mexican food, but it has the word “taco” in it so that’s close enough for me.
You guys, this is so good and super healthy. Ok, maybe not super healthy with all the melty cheese on top, but healthy-ish anyway.
This is one of those meals that can be on your table in under 30 minutes and that is always a beautiful thing to me.
In case you’ve never heard of cauliflower rice, it really is a thing. I absolutely love it, but I also love cauliflower. So if you’re not a fan of cauliflower, you may not be super quick to jump on the cauliflower rice band wagon, but you should at least try it.
There are enough other flavors going on in this dish, that the flavor of the cauliflower rice isn’t overpowering by any means. Even my picky, picky Braydon ate this.
Let me just answer a few questions right now . . .
WHERE CAN I BUY CAULIFLOWER RICE?
You can buy it in most grocery stores and Trader Joes in the produce and/or the freezer sections. Costco also sells a big bag of it in the freezer section which I love and keep in my freezer at home. You can buy a head of cauliflower and make it yourself but why would you do that when you can buy it already prepared (haha)?
CAN I USE WHITE RICE INSTEAD OF CAULIFLOWER RICE?
Yes you could, but using cauliflower rice will keep this dish low carb. If you choose to use rice, you will want to use cooked rice and I would add about 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice.
CAN I USE GROUND TURKEY OR CHICKEN INSTEAD OF GROUND BEEF?
Absolutely! This dish would be delicious using either of those in place of the ground beef. If you use turkey or chicken, just make sure you drain all the water/moisture off really well before adding the ingredients.
DO I SERVE THIS ON ITS OWN OR WITH CHIPS OR TACO SHELLS?
We love to eat this on its own because it’s that good. But feel free to dip tortilla chips into this or fill taco shells with it, especially if you’re not worried about keeping it low carb.
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef (or chicken or turkey)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 small jalapeño, finely chopped (seeds and membranes removed)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 can (10 oz) Ro-tel tomatoes (mild or original)
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 bag (12 oz) cauliflower rice (frozen or fresh)
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Monterrey jack cheese
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for topping
- sour cream
- pico de gallo or salsa
- tortilla chips
In a large skillet cook ground beef over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Add the onion, jalapeño, and garlic and cook for one to two minutes.
Add taco seasoning, tomatoes, chicken broth, and cauliflower rice to the skillet. Stir well and simmer medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes, or until extra liquid is absorbed.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle shredded cheese on top, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and any desired toppings.
Recipe Source: Adapted from EatWell 101