Baked Tacos Recipe

Baked Tacos Recipe - I never thought about baking tacos in the oven before but it makes perfect sense. I really enjoyed how everything was warm and the cheese was melted.

Recipe: Baked Tacos Recipe

Summary: I never thought about baking tacos in the oven before but it makes perfect sense. I really enjoyed how everything was warm and the cheese was melted.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion (or dice small onion)
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder (or prepared taco seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (omit if using prepared taco sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (or prepared taco sauce)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-jack cheese
  • 18-20 hard taco shells
  • Optional Condiments-
  • lettuce (shredded)
  • tomato (diced)
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl combine dried minced onion, chili powder, cornstarch, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Add refried beans, tomato sauce, and prepared taco seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, standing up. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the taco meat in each shell. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through. Remove from the oven and top with any optional condiments for serving.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: Blogchef.net

 

1 Comment

  1. something different my father has done for years is to place a slice of thin sliced deli cheese inside the taco, fill with meat, then bake. Same idea as above just a little twist. In the deli they should have round cheese that can be thinly sliced that fit perfect inside the shell

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