Oven Baked Tacos

At our house we do enjoy our tacos and have them about once a week. One, they are so simple to make and B, they satisfy a craving in a quick time.

When I saw these oven baked tacos on Pinterest, my interest was piqued. I usually don’t use taco seasoning and definitely don’t use tomato sauce with beef for tacos so this was a little outside the norm for me. But the taste was very pleasant and a little different for our weekly taco night. I’ll definitely add these on the rotation and also may even place the extra mixture and cheese on chalupas next time to mix it up a bit.

Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos (recipe slightly adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures)


1.5 lbs ground beef
Salt, pepper and garlic salt, to taste
4 ounce tomato sauce
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can refried beans (I used about 3/4 of the can)
1 ½ cups shredded cheese
24 hard taco shells


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Season meat with salt, pepper and garlic salt. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain off any fat. Return to pan and add taco seasoning. Mix to combine. Add tomato sauce and refried beans and stir together. Cook for additional 5 minutes.

Spoon mixture into taco shells standing them up in a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle tacos with cheese.

Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.

Oven Baked Tacos

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  1. Jan says

    Made these this noon and they were a soggy mess. Scraped the meat and cheese out of the shell and put them in microwaved shells we had left over. I won’t be making them like this every again. I was really dissapointed

    • Shannon says

      I wonder Jan if you filled them with too much meat/bean mixture? I make a similar recipe with putting the meat filling on top of crescent rolls and covering it with cheese. If I have too much filling in one area it can become soggy.

      -Best of luck in your cooking adventures.

    • says

      I wonder if you didn’t have enough beans or meat to “soak” up the tomato sauce? I tried this recipe and had more beans than meat or sauce, so it wasn’t runny at all. I filled the shells all the way and although they were a little soft when they were done, we could eat them like regular tacos. Even the next day, when warmed up, we could still eat them like regular tacos although they were a little softer the second time around. These were delicious though!! I will definitely be making them again!

  2. Stephanie says

    These were absolutely delicious! My son is a very picky eater and he loved them. So this recipe is a keeper, plus they are so easy to make!

    • denise says

      Thanks Stephanie! I know how picky kids can be so I’m so glad your son liked them. You should also try the bubble up pizza casserole for him – my niece loves it.


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