Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity
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Skinny Mexican Skillet

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So it’s January. The month where almost ALL of us, want to start the year with a new resolution of eating healthier. But if you’re like me, Mexican food is one of my food WEAKNESSES, and it’s hard to say “no,” to, when trying to make better choices. But wait a minute… what’s this “Skinny Mexican Skillet” I speak of!!!? The best of both worlds possibly…

Skinny Mexican Skillet

Mmmm…. it’s almost like you can “smell,” the photo, right!? 

If you’re here for the first time, say through “Pinterest…” you may not know that I only share recipes that are quick and easy. Who has time to stand in a kitchen all day anyway? Full recipe below, but I’ll walk you through the cooking process of the Skinny Mexican Skillet with photos too:

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Round up all of your ingredients…

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Isn’t it a beautiful with all of the colors of the rainbow!?!?

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Add those black beans, rice, and the water, and you’re almost there! It’s starting to come together gloriously!

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

If you’re able to add some cheese, throw some on top, and let that melt over the already yummy goodness…

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Mmmm…. mmmm.  A quick weeknight meal is one of my favorites for my recipe box. I also love how you can make this as spicy, or non-spicy as you like. If your kiddos plan to eat this too, maybe pick a sausage {or even chicken}, for the meat portion of the dish. If it’s just for your spicy lovin’ self, and perhaps your “like it hot,” spouse… kick it up a notch with some spice meat and spices!

Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Skinny Mexican Skillet

Jessica Burgess
This quick and easy meal is perfect for weeknights. Rice, veggies, and meat with Mexican spices, this dish is super delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 456 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sausages of your choice we used Jalapeno Chicken Sausage, cut into slices
  • 1 bag Boil n Bag brown rice
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the rice (leaving it in original boil bag) in a microwave-safe dish, cover with water and heat according to package instructions.
  • In a 6 inch or larger skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the sausages, stir fry until browned.
  • Add the vegetables and cook for about 1 minute to heat through.
  • Pour in the black beans, rice and 1/2 cup water. Mix.
  • Stir in the seasonings, mix well.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Mixing often.
  • Finish with a pinch of salt & pepper.
  • Top with cheese and allow to melt. You can add it to the oven under a low broil if needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 17gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 592mgPotassium: 503mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 2.8mg
Keyword easy weeknight meal, healthy dinner recipe, mexican dinner easy
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How Can YOU decide what yummy recipe should be next?

I’d love to hear what types of dishes you like to see/try/read about. Is it Mexican food? Italian? Slow Cooker? Tell me in the comments below… and I’ll try to put it on my “to-do,” list!

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Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity

Until next time,

Jessica Burgess, Fantabulosity Blog

2 thoughts on “Skinny Mexican Skillet

  1. Tanya says:

    Rice with vegetables is always great in taste and look, but this one is so yummy colorful that the mouth is watering!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Tanya! You’re so right! My mouth waters when I look at it too! Haha! Thank you for coming by and dropping a sweet note!

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