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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Oven Baked Beef Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 329IU7%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:12 tacos
Crispy Oven Baked Beef Tacos
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 

My family adores taco night, and they get extra excited when I serve these Crispy Oven Baked Beef Tacos! Crispy beef tacos are filled with seasoned meat and melted cheese, then baked to crispy, crunchy perfection. Add your favorite taco toppings for a quick and easy dinner that can't be beat.

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or any preferred ground meat)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix or McCormick® 30% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 12 hard taco shells or corn tortillas (see note)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican or cheddar cheese
  • Optional for topping: guacamole, avocado, sour cream, salsa, fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. When hot, add the ground beef, onion, jalapeño and garlic. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat, as needed. Add the taco seasoning mix, tomato paste and 3/4 cup water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  3. Line the taco shells up on a sheet pan or in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Transfer to the oven and bake 5 minutes. Evenly divide the meat among each taco shell and top with cheese. Bake 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve the tacos topped with any favorite taco toppings.

Recipe Notes

To make with corn tortillas: Warm 12 corn tortillas for 30 seconds in the microwave, until pliable. On a baking sheet, rub the tortillas with olive oil. Lay each flat and then layer evenly with meat and cheese. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling, gently pressing down to close. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes more, or until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crisp.

Author: Kim
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked tacos, beef tacos, crispy tacos

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