This is such an easy and great recipe that my 13 year old has it mastered after 1 try! OVEN BAKED TACOS, the perfect easy weeknight dinner!!
– 2 lb ground beef
– 1 can refried beans
– 1 can of tomato sauce
– 1 packet taco seasoning
– 1 oz shredded cheese
– 12 tortillas/taco shells
First, buy taco shells from the store or make em yourself. Surely, you will ever go back to purchasing taco shells if you make them yourself. All you need is some tortillas and cooking spray. We used some small, soft “taco” tortillas. You should use the flour kind but corn is fine, too.
If you want to steam them, wet some paper towels and wring them out well. On a plate, layer the tortillas with the wet paper towels and then microwave (we did 6 at a time). Keep an eye on them, it should be about 30 seconds until they are steamed. Then, spray lightly each side with cooking spray and drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Make sure to put a baking sheet below them to catch any oil from the cooking spray. Bake at 350-375 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until they are browning & getting crispy. Take them out and set them aside!
For The Filling; All you have to do is to ground beef (2 pounds), 1 can of refried beans, 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 packet of taco seasoning, shredded cheese, & your favorite taco toppings.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. COMPLETELY drain all grease and return to skillet. Add over low heat refried beans, taco seasoning, and about half to two-thirds of the tomato sauce (you can eye this to see whats best, you don’t want the filling to be too runny or your tacos will be soggy on the bottoms). Be sure to blend well and scoop into the tacos (which should be “standing” in a lightly greased casserole type dish). Then, sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake. I think I did my at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.