Terrific Taco Tuesday Jan 23 2024

Terrific Taco Tuesday
Recipe For Jan 23 2024

Baked Tacos

This Baked Taco Recipe can be made with ground beef or shredded chicken! They’re topped with cheese and served with your favorite taco toppings!
Prep Time5minutes
Cook Time20minutes
Total Time25minutes
Course:¬Main Course
Cuisine:¬American, Mexican
Servings:10 Tacos


  • 8-10¬†hard taco shells¬†I recommend “Stand ‘N Stuff”
  • 1¬†cup¬†black beans¬†drained and rinsed
  • 1¬†lb.¬†ground beef¬†see notes for using chicken
  • 1¬†yellow onion¬†finely diced
  • 1¬†oz.¬†packet taco seasoning
  • 10¬†oz.¬†diced tomatoes with green chilies¬†undrained
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†beef broth¬†can sub chicken broth or water
  • 1¬†Tablespoon¬†softened cream cheese¬†optional
  • 1 ¬ľ¬†cups¬†cheddar cheese¬†shredded

Optional Toppings:

  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Avocado/Guacamole


  • Drain and rinse the black beans.¬†Set them on a paper towel lined plate to dry.
  • Preheat oven to 400¬į.¬†Line 8-10 taco shells along a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish¬†and bake for 5 minutes if using a light colored dish, 3 minutes if using a dark dish.
  • Meanwhile, cook and crumble the ground beef and diced onions¬†over medium-high heat until softened and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Drain grease.
  • Add taco seasoning, undrained diced tomatoes, and beef broth.¬†Bring to a boil and let it reduce for 1-2 minutes, then reduce to a simmer.¬†Stir in the softened cream cheese¬until melted and combined. By now most of the liquid should have evaporated, with just enough moisture to ensure the meat isn’t dry.
  • Spoon black beans onto the bottom of each taco shell, then¬†top with ground beef¬mixture.
  • Top with cheese¬and bake, uncovered, for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and¬†add desired toppings.¬†Serve!


Using chicken instead of beef:

  • 3 cups shredded chicken¬†may also be used and seasoned/saut√©ed on the stovetop as outlined.
  • I recommend that you¬†cook the chicken over medium heat¬†instead of medium-high, as it can become tough if rapidly cooked/boiled.

  • Monterey Jack is another great cheese option¬†to combine with or use instead of cheddar.
  • Refried Beans¬†can be used¬†in addition to or instead of black beans.
  • I use Old El Paso¬†Stand ‘N Stuff Taco Shells¬†for this recipe. They’re nice and thick and can stand up without leaning on each other.


Calories:¬207kcal¬†|¬Carbohydrates:¬14g¬†|¬Protein:¬16g¬†|¬Fat:¬10g¬†|¬Saturated Fat:¬5g¬†|¬Trans Fat:¬1g¬†|¬Cholesterol:¬45mg¬†|¬Sodium:¬400mg¬†|¬Potassium:¬329mg¬†|¬Fiber:¬3g¬†|¬Sugar:¬2g¬†|¬Vitamin A:¬463IU¬†|¬Vitamin C:¬5mg¬†|¬Calcium:¬133mg¬†|¬Iron:¬2mg

Recipe Source:¬

Courtesy of Stephanie¬on Pinterest

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