Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baked Tacos

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

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.

4.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.
(Makes 8-10 Servings)

* I did half this recipe and ended up with 9 tacos. We all loved these they were a great twist on hard tacos. What I loved most about them was that the shells were not soggy but were soft so when you bite into them they dont just break and all your filling falls out the bottom. My son ate 4 of these himself and was sad when I cut him off after that. lol I will for sure make these again. I got his recipe from blogchef.net and I give them a 5


  1. I love Mexican food, and this recipe looks simple and delish! Crunchy tacos are my favorite, but I've never though about baking the tacos like this. Thanks for sharing...now off to fix a taco!
    Blessings, :)

  2. You have changed my mind on tonight's dinner, I think we shall be having some baked tacos, thanks!

  3. We love baked tacos in our house! They are so good! I'm letting my husband choose 4 meals for me to make around his birthday, baked tacos is one of picks. Try these soon, you'll love them!

  4. Those look so gooey, crunchy, and delicious!!

  5. Wonderful! Can't wait to try these out...I'm addicted to tacos!

  6. Oh yum! I've always enjoyed the crunchy tacos but almost always just eat the soft ones. This is a nice way to prepare them!


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