Oven Tacos

December 12, 2012





Every now and then I find a recipe on Pinterest that I really enjoy. I decided that when I find one of those recipes I will share it my lovely readers.

Last week I found a recipe for oven tacos and it sparked my interest. I may tacos fairly often because it’s a fave for my hubby. I saw this recipe and thought it was a great spin on tacos. I gave it a shot and I was impressed. It was just a simple as regular tacos and the flavor was so delicious.

So, for you full time working mamas like myself, here’s a quick and easy recipe to make for family.

Oven Tacos

2 lbs ground beef (or turkey/chicken)
1 small onion diced*
1 small can diced green chilies
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 (8 ounce) can low sodium tomato sauce 
1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans 
2 cups shredded reduced fat Colby-jack cheese 
18-20 hard taco shells 

Optional Condiments- 
Lettuce (shredded)* 
Tomato (diced)* 
Salsa 
Guacamole 
Sour Cream
Olives (sliced)*  


*Dice, shred, & slice the night before to save time.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  

In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Return to pan, add chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes if mixture seems runny. 

Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, standing up. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the taco meat in each shell. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through. 


Remove from the oven and top with any optional condiments for serving.


Enjoy!

xoxo,
Krista
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