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Tex Mex Cowboy Skillet

Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions: Tex-Mex Cowboy Skillet

  • Author: jamie sanders
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


The flavors of beef, beans, cheese, tomatoes and salsa come together perfectly in this Tex-Mex Cowboy Skillet Recipe!  The best part of this easy skillet meal is, it can be ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes!


  • 1 pound very lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 1-cups water
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup of frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 1.5 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 11/2 cups dry elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup (divided) shredded Colby & Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • sour cream (optional)


  1. Start water boiling for pasta. Cook pasta “al dente” (according to package directions.)
  2. Brown ground beef and onions in large skillet over medium-high heat, drain.
  3. Add Sloppy Joe sauce, water, salsa, Worcestershire, cumin and garlic to skillet; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add beans and corn, thoroughly mix to combine.
  5. When macaroni is ready, drain and add to meat mixture, stir to combine.
  6. Add 3/4 cup of cheese to skillet, gently stir to mix in cheese.
  7. Top with 1/4 cup cheese; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  8. Serve and top with sour cream if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1/5 of skillet

Keywords: skillet meal