Friday, December 28, 2012

Baked Tacos

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it.  Tacos are a regular at our house.  Everytime the Old El Paso taco kits are on sale at Publix by one get one I stock up.  This recipe includes some of my other favorite Mexican foods including refried beans and green chilies. 

The case:
Baked Tacos (Adapted from Mom I'm Hungry
Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Baked Tacos
  •  2 lbs ground beef (or turkey/chicken)
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 (8 ounce) can low sodium tomato sauce 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans 
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Taco sauce (as much as desired)
  • Taco Shells
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Return to pan, add chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, sour cream, taco sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes. 
  3. Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 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. 

The ruling:
I really, really liked these.  Michael felt they needed more spice, so next time I am going to double the taco seasoning. 

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