Oven Baked Tacos

I’m sure most of you have seen this recipe floating around Pinterest. One pin I saw had over 250 repins! Crazy!! So, that tells you they must be pretty good. And, they are! Super simple and really delicious. Totally customizable as well, use ground beef or ground turkey, add refried beans or pinto beans, add rice or a can of RoTel, whatever floats your boat! I guess you could also use store bought hard taco shells, but where’s the fun in that? Making your own is very simple!

Each time I make these I come out with a different number of tacos, go figure! I guess it depends on how much meat you scoop into each taco. This time we had a 9X13 pan filled and then the small pan pictured below for a total of 9 tacos!



recipe slightly adapted from: onegoodthingbyjillee.com

For the taco shells:

6-10 corn tortillas

Working with 6 tortillas at a time, wrap in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. Lay the tortillas on a clean work surface and coat both sides with cooking spray. Then carefully drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Bake at 375°F until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes.

For the taco filling:

1 lb. lean ground beef

15 oz. can tomato sauce

1 tbls. chili powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 can fat-free refried beans

1 c. cheddar cheese


Brown ground beef. Drain off any fat and add tomato sauce and seasoning. Spoon a little bit of refried beans into taco shells then top with meat mixture. Place filled shells into a 9×13 pan, standing up. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.

Serve with light sour cream and salsa!



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