Crispy. Easy, cooking and cleanup.
Once you go baked, you never go back!
Degree of Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time Frame: 30-45 minutes
2 lbs ground beef
4 teaspoons dried minced onion
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups shredded Colby-jack cheese
18-20 hard taco shells
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl combine dried minced onion, chili powder, cornstarch, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Mix well and set aside.
In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Add refried beans, tomato sauce, and prepared taco seasoning. Mix well.
Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, standing up. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the taco meat in each shell.
Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through. Remove from the oven and top with any optional condiments for serving.
Suggestions and Comments:
- I know it seems like it makes a lot…but, frankly, I could eat 3-4 of these and be happy. My children ate 3 each! So, unless you are making these for a solo meal, I wouldn’t cut it in half.
- These are great for kids because the ingredients don’t fall out as easily!
- Truthfully, I don’t think I’ll make tacos any other way again! Very crisp, warm, and the ingredients blend together well when baked. Plus…melted cheese! Mmmmm!