Mexican Skillet Dinner


Say hello to a new dinner favorite--this delicious dish is light on clean-up, but full of bold flavor.

Total Time:
25 mins


  • 12 ounce chorizo or pork sausage

  • 2 cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican-blend cheeses or Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)

  • Chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. If present, remove casing from sausage. In a large skillet cook sausage over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until brown. Drain in a colander; set aside.

  2. Add corn, tomatoes, uncooked rice, the water, chili powder, and cumin to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in beans and cooked sausage; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is slightly melted. Top with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
26g Fat
38g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1175mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 505mg 11%
Folate, total 20.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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