Baked Ground Beef Tacos

Baked Ground Beef Tacos

If you love tacos but want to make it easier this recipe is for you. Baking tacos adds a crispiness to the shells and the melty cheese on top sets it off. One of the best parts is the outer edge where the cheese crisps up a bit, mmm. This recipe makes taco night a breeze. 


  • Taco shells (thicker shells work better for this recipe)
  • Ground beef, browned, drained and seasoned
  • Shredded Cheese, cheddar or Monterey
  • Onions, diced
  • Mexican crema
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Tomatoes, diced 


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brown the ground beef, drain off the fat and season with your favorite taco seasonings. We like to DIY taco seasonings around here. We usually add paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne (if the kids aren't eating), salt & pepper.

Get a large baking dish, spray with cooking oil, line up taco shells to fit your dish. Baked tacos are naturally slightly softer on the bottom due to the heat and moisture of the food. We like to add a thin layer of cheese on the bottom then add ground beef and then finish with cheese and onions.

Bake in the oven until the tips of the taco shells just begin to brown. Cooking times will vary depending on your oven and how many you cook. Finish with Mexican crema, fresh tomatoes, cilantro and any other toppings you like!

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