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Terrific Taco Tuesday Jan 23 2024

Terrific Taco Tuesday
Recipe For Jan 23 2024

Baked Tacos

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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!
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Prep Time5minutes
Cook Time20minutes
Total Time25minutes
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Course:¬Main Course
Cuisine:¬American, Mexican
Servings:10 Tacos
Calories:¬207kcal
Author:¬Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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:¬TheCozyCook.com

Courtesy of Stephanie¬on Pinterest

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