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Baked Tacos Recipe

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My family eats some sort of Mexican dish once a week. Usually more often than that. We also enjoy picking up Chipotle on the weekends for a quick and tasty lunch (really, who can resist the Chipotle carnitas recipe?!).

With a teen boy in the house, he’s also coming home at least once a week with a bag of Taco Bell. It’s a bit out of control.

As much as my kids love crunchy tacos, dinner usually ends up turning into a whiny mess of taco salad. Why? Because those dang tacos fall apart after one bite. Annoying.

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In my ever ongoing Pinterest search to find a solution for those crumbly tacos, I learned that if you BAKE the tacos with the filling, they soften up bit so the whole shell doesn’t break when you take one bite.

I was curious and got right to work.

After browning up my taco meat and seasoning it with some homemade taco seasoning (you can use a package if you prefer), I assembled my crunchy shells in a baking dish. I then filled the shells with meat and sprinkled them with a little lot of shredded cheese!

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On some of my tacos I added corn and black beans for myself and my husband. Toss these into the oven and when they come out, use a spatula to remove them from the dish (this helps the melted cheese unhinge from the pan). You can add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, a copycat for Chipotle guacamole, you name it!

Take a bite. There you go…no tears. Your shell stays in ONE piece! This is my new favorite way to serve tacos to my family. It’s also a great way to serve tacos to company too. Set a baking dish (or two) of these baked tacos on the table with an assortment of toppings for a do-it-yourself taco bar.

ENJOY!

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Baked Tacos Recipe

Aimee Shugarman
Baked Tacos are cooked in the oven to ensure the shells stay intact. Amazing!
2.77 from 47 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 6 2 tacos
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning 1 package or homemade
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 12 Crunchy Taco Shells
  • 1 1/4 cups Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Black Beans
  • Frozen Corn
  • Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain grease and return to stovetop. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer for several minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place taco shells in a 13×9 baking dish. Fill with meat. (add beans and corn if desired) Top with shredded cheese and place in oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and top with lettuce and tomato. Provide additional toppings if desired. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 26gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 625mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1g
Keyword Baked, Dinners, Easy, Easy Dinners, Ground Beef, Taco Week, Tacos, Tex Mex
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Baked Tacos Photo

Baked Tacos Recipe

Aimee Shugarman
Baked Tacos are cooked in the oven to ensure the shells stay intact. Amazing!
2.77 from 47 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 6 2 tacos
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning 1 package or homemade
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 12 Crunchy Taco Shells
  • 1 1/4 cups Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Black Beans
  • Frozen Corn
  • Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain grease and return to stovetop. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer for several minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place taco shells in a 13×9 baking dish. Fill with meat. (add beans and corn if desired) Top with shredded cheese and place in oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and top with lettuce and tomato. Provide additional toppings if desired. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 26gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 625mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1g
Keyword Baked, Dinners, Easy, Easy Dinners, Ground Beef, Taco Week, Tacos, Tex Mex
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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