Baked Tacos

8 people
35 min

Baked tacos are an easy way to prepare your favorite Mexican food. Try this easy baked taco recipe, it’s as delicious as my Chicken Quesadillas, and would pair perfectly with Mexican Street Corn!

This baked taco recipe only has 8 ingredients including the beef, water, and taco shells.

So seriously, you can’t go wrong on Taco Tuesday.

Baked Tacos

Baked tacos will take you just over 30 minutes to make.

This includes the time it takes to brown the beef on the skillet, and bake the tacos in the oven.

What Kind of Cheese for Tacos

Of course, you want to have tacos with cheese. For this recipe, we’re using cheddar cheese.

Although, a great cheese to use with a little more kick to it is Monterey Jack.

What kind of cheese for your tacos really is a personal preference when you’re making tacos in the oven.

If you’re looking for that restaurant or taco truck flavor, most of them use Asadero cheese.

Beef Taco Recipe

We’re going to use our favorite ground beef, 80/20 chuck for these oven baked tacos.

The 80/20 meat to fat ratio helps keep the meat from drying out while browning it in the fry pan or skillet.

Feel free to use other percentages of meat, such as 90/10. Adding a little water and covering the pan or skillet while cooking can help the beef from drying out.

Recipe details
  • 8  people
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 8 count Taco Shells
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 20 oz Refried black beans
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz Iceburg lettuce shredded
  • 8 oz Sour cream
  • 2 count Roma tomatoes chopped

Preheat oven to 400°F. Stand the taco shells up in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish and set aside.
Brown the beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain if necessary and return to skillet. Stir in taco seasoning and cook a minute longer.
Add 2 Tbsp beans to the bottom of each taco shell. Pile on the beef and cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and taco shells are browned.
Top with lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.
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