I love Mexican food, but I try no to eat it out very often. I lack self control and always over do it on chips and salsa. I’ve been seeing a lot of post for Baked Tacos on Pinterest and decided to give them a try. I stuffed the shells with a mixture of taco meat, refried beans, salsa and cheese. They were wonderful. If you are pressed for time, you can make the meat mixture ahead of time and assemble the tacos when you are ready for your fiesta.
I took this recipe one step further and made my own taco shells. I actually baked them draped over the oven racks. They only took a few minutes to crisp up. Be careful though – they go from not done to done in a flash. I actually burned my first batch because I walked away. Luckily I had a whole package of corn tortillas to play with.
Baked Beef and Bean Tacos
1 lb hamburger
In a large skillet, cook hamburger meat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Return meat to pan and stir in beans, salsa and taco seasoning. Allow to simmer 5 minutes.
Spoon meat mixture into taco shells. Place in 9×9-inch pan. Top tacos with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and tacos are crispy. Top with favorite taco toppings.