One-Pan Tex-Mex Style Ground Beef

One-Pan Tex-Mex Style Ground Beef | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube


This flavorful Tex-Mex ground beef recipe from Kitchen Sanctuary is a dish you don’t want to miss out on. Loaded with cheese and has a rich and tangy tomato sauce; your family will surely love this served with some nachos or some steamed rice. You can also garnish it with avocados, tomatoes, and jalapenos–really up to your preference. 


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If you’re still looking for a ground beef idea, then this flavorful dish is for you! Learn how to make it by watching the video below for the step by step instructions.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1.1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp Fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 beef stock cube, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 14 oz jar of passata
  • 14 oz tin of black beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 packed cup grated mixed cheese


Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Cook for five minutes until meat is browned. Next, add the diced onion, diced red and yellow onion, and minced garlic. Mix together and cook for about five minutes. Season with 3 tbsp Fajita seasoning mix, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce, 2 tbsp tomato puree, and 1 crumbled beef cube. Mix all together until well combined.

Cooking the ground beef for the Tex-Mex style ground beef recipe
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube

Step 2

Next, add a 14 oz jar of passata, 1/2 cup water, 14 oz tin of drained black beans, and 1 tbsp light brown sugar. Mix and bring it to a gentle simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. After ten minutes, give it a final stir, then add 1/2 packed cup of grated mixed cheese. Cover the pan and cook it for a final two minutes until the cheese fully melts. Serve with some avocados, chopped jalapeno, and sliced tomatoes. Enjoy!

Adding the beans to the Tex-Mex style ground beef
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube

One-Pan Tex Mex Style Ground Beef

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