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Baked Tacos Recipe

The family seemed to be in the mood for Mexican food again so I decided to put this Baked Tacos Recipe on the menu for dinner. This is not you typical taco recipe because the tacos are topped with cheese and placed in the oven. This does add to the time involved making the tacos a little bit, but it is something a little different and they are really good.

I cut this recipe in half-originally it was twice the size of the recipe in this recipe post. Just increase the amount of ingredients for the number you are serving. The next time you plan on having tacos for dinner give this on a try. Enjoy

Baked Tacos Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: Makes 8-10
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or to taste
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-jack cheese
  • 8-10 hard taco shells
  • Optional Condiments
  • Lettuce (shredded)
  • Tomato (diced)
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Onion
  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 if needed. 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.


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