Oven Baked Beef and Bean Tacos

So this past week I cooked up these Oven Baked Beef and Bean Tacos to try something new for our Taco Night and they were so delicious of course I had to share the recipe with you all.

Taco Night is a family favorite in my house and normally just do hard and soft tacos that we fill how we want, but I saw this recipe via Six Sister’s Stuff website, where they share all kinds of yummy recipes, and thought I would give it a try.

Not only were these tasty, but I loved how they are Oven Baked and once out of the oven you just grab one and add all the topping you like on top – such as Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Taco Sauce etc.. And my very favorite part is the meat stays in the Taco Shell vs. falling out all over the place.

They are made with both Beef and Beans so lots of protein in these babies !!

Here is what you will need to make these Oven Baked Tacos:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (Lean)
  • 1 Can Black Beans (15 ounce) drained and rinsed
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 Package of Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced (I use the minced Garlic in a jar – so much easier)
  • 1 Cup Chunky Salsa
  • 12 Hard Taco Shells
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

And then have all the stuff you like to top your Tacos with ready !!

Ok now here is what you do:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

In a large pan saute your Onion and Garlic in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Then add in your Ground Beef and Taco Seasoning until your beef is nicely browned. Next add in your Black Beans and Salsa. Let that cook up for a bit so your flavors blend and it can thicken up some.

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Next line a 9×13 Casserole Dish with your 12 Hard Taco Shells and fill each one with your Beef Mixture. Top them with your Shredded Cheddar Cheese and then stick those babies in the oven and let cook for about 8-10 minutes or until your cheese is melted.

Now you are ready to add your topping and gobble up!!!

I will DEFINITELY make these again, loved the flavor and how EASY they were to make. I guess I did not stuff mine enough because I had some left over meat, but it was perfect the next day heated up for another meal.

Enjoy !!

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