Thursday, January 31, 2013
Easy Oven Tacos
I got the idea for these here. Pinterest to the dinner rescue again. I did not follow the recipe for the filling, nor did I bake these at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes because if I did, they'd be black. So I guess you can say I was inspired by the original recipe, but I didn't stick to it much. :)
You'll find that you can easily fit 10 tacos in a 9x13 pan. I did eight across and two on the side. I used a 10-count box of Old El Paso "Super Stuffers" for my shells. I also freshly grated some Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Yum.
If you are wondering what I mean by "chili beans" in the ingredients list it's these:
EASY OVEN TACOS
inspired by Mommy? I'm Hungry
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (15 oz) can chili beans
1/2 cup water
1 packet or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
1 - 2 cups shredded cheese (to taste)
10 taco shells
Assorted taco toppings (whatever you like):
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain any excess fat. Stir in beans with sauce, water, and taco seasoning; cook on medium heat until most of the liquid has reduced and mixture is thick, about 5 minutes. Place taco shells in 9x13 baking dish, open side up. Fill shells evenly with meat mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Bake tacos for 10 minutes. Fill with your choice of toppings.