Oven Baked Tacos are soo easy and always a family favorite! Cheesy, crispy baked tacos with the best homemade taco filling (no packet seasoning!).
One of the most common responses I get from people interested in this blog is how they’re always in need of dinner ideas. I’m sure most people can relate to feeling that rut–tired of making spaghetti and traditional tacos every week but don’t have the time or energy to think of something different.
If you follow my blog at all you may have noticed I post a new recipe three times a week–Dinner recipes on Mondays, misc. recipes on Wednesdays, and dessert recipes on Fridays. The dinner ideas are always popular for the reason I just mentioned–everyone could use an easy, family-friendly meal idea.
They’re always “from scratch” but they’re easy to make too. Most are even 30-minute meals! (If you’re not following my weekly meal plans, you can find them all here. They even come with a printable shopping list, so planning meals for your week couldn’t be easy!)
These baked tacos are perfect for a fun, new twist to your taco night. They’re also great for feeding a large group because you can prepare a whole bunch in a pan and then bake them just before you’re ready to eat.
The taco meat uses spices you already have in your pantry (apposed to a taco seasoning packet). It’s the yummiest taco filling ever! I also love adding beans to the taco meat. That way I can feed twice as many people with little extra cost!
Consider trying these popular dinner recipes:
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas
- Italian Grilled Cheese
- Gourmet Baked Mac N Cheese with Bacon
- Crispy BBQ Chicken Wraps
- 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 16 ounce can pinto beans
- 20 hard tacos shells
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 romaine heart , chopped
- 2 Roma tomatoes , chopped
- salsa and sour cream , for topping, optional
- Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it into very small pieces.
- Remove grease. Add onion and saute for a few minutes.
- Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
- Add the tomato sauce and pinto beans and stir to combine.
- Turn the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line two 9x13'' pans with the taco shells.
- Spoon taco mixture into tacos. Top with cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Top with a little bit of lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream and salsa, if desired.
Have you tried this recipe?!
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