Baked Tacos

This is a new twist on your typical “taco night”, it never really occurred to me to bake tacos in the oven but these were delicious! The meat and cheese are baked into the shell to eliminate spillage and the baking the tacos keeps the shells from cracking while eating.

Baked Tacos

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1/2 small onion diced
1/2 – 3/4 can tomato sauce (enough to coat ground beef)
taco seasoning
shredded Colby-jack cheese (or whichever cheese you prefer)
hard taco shells

Optional Condiments:
Lettuce (shredded)
Tomato (diced)
Salsa
Sour cream
Guacamole

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large skillet brown the ground beef and onion together over medium-high heat, drain any excess liquid. Add the tomato sauce and taco seasoning, mix well and allow to cook for a few minutes.

Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place the tacos shells in a baking dish standing up. I used taco shells that stand up on their own since I was only making a few tacos, it kept the tacos from spilling while they were cooking. Sprinkle cheese over the taco meat in each shell. Place into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.

Remove from the oven and top with any additional condiments, serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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