Oven Baked Tacos

I don’t know about you (actually, I’m pretty sure I do), but I get most of my meal planning ideas from Pinterest. On the days I go grocery shopping, I’ll sit down and peruse my ‘Food’ board for ideas as I make my shopping list. I think I have 2 or 3 different versions of this recipe pinned. As much as we love tacos in this house, I’m shocked I haven’t made these before now. I love the idea of refried beans mixed in with the meat filling, and I love that this recipe doesn’t call for the cardboard-like, boxed pre-made taco shells. You make your own crisp shells right on the oven rack! Genius! These were soooo good topped with a little salsa and sour cream and I can’t wait to make them again!

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Baked Tacos

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 can refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning or 2 – 3 Tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning
shredded cheese
15-18 corn tortillas

Make the taco shells: Preheat oven to 375. Place tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. Spray each tortilla with cooking spray and carefully drape over two bars of the oven rack. Cook for about 7-10 minutes, until crispy.

Meanwhile, brown ground beef. Drain off any fat and add refried beans, salsa, and seasoning.
Spoon mixture into taco shells and place into a 9×13 pan, standing up. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with your favorite taco toppings (sour cream, salsa, lettuce, etc.). Serves around 5-6.

Recipe source: slightly adapted from One Good Thing by Jillee

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  1. YUM!


    Comment by Jean — August 5, 2013 @ 3:00 PM

  2. Hi fellow Pinterest addict! I’ve had these pinned for a while, guess I will have to try them!


    Comment by Christen — August 5, 2013 @ 3:11 PM

  3. I have seen lots of baked taco recipes popping up lately. Since we eat tacos at least once a week I should give these a try!


    Comment by Jamie G — August 5, 2013 @ 3:47 PM

  4. What a great idea! I’m so doing this!


    Comment by Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 6, 2013 @ 2:20 PM

  5. Great minds think alike, haha! I just posted these too. Aren’t they so good!!


    Comment by Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — August 8, 2013 @ 7:54 PM

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