Oven Tacos and Homemade Taco Seasoning

May 17, 2017
Oven Tacos and Homemade Taco Seasoning

Bake your tacos for a delicious and easy weeknight meal!

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, my love of taco-related dishes is pretty obvious. Note: see here, here, here and here.  

I could eat them everyday. No joke. 

Actually, if possible, chocolate and tacos would be about all my family would consume. The chocolate they would go along with. The tacos? Mmph, not so much. I know! Craziness. For some reason, they would get sick of them?? Although, my oldest is a taco lover too and will always agree to tacos for dinner, lunch, a snack or whenever she can get them. She's such a good kid.👍

These particular tacos are a whole family favorite.  They are simple and give a little twist to your regular tacos. Baking them in the oven gives them an extra crunch and the melted cheese is just heavenly. 

Once they are baked, top them with your favorite taco accessories...tomatoes, onions, olives, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, etc.  Also, for a little added kick, we baked some of ours with nacho cheese flavored taco shells,

Dig in-

Oven Tacos and Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Oven Tacos and Homemade Taco Seasoning

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:15
Ingredients (Makes: 10-12 tacos)
    • 2 lbs ground beef
    • 1/4 cup dry minced onion
    • 1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 3-4 TBSP taco seasoning (see below for ingredients) 
    • 1 TBSP cornstarch
    • 8 oz shredded taco blended cheese
    • 10-13 crispy taco shells
    • chopped tomatoes for garnish
    • 2 TBSP ground cumin
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
    • blend in small container and keep leftovers covered
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    In a large skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink. (If necessary, drain meat before going to next step)
    Stir in minced onion, tomato sauce and taco seasoning and mix well.
    Increase heat to a mild boil. Add in cornstarch.
    Then, simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
    Add meat mixture to taco shells. Using a 9 x 13 baking dish, stack shells up next to each other.
    Sprinkle tacos with cheese.
    Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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