Oven Baked Tacos

My family loved this recipe! It’s a great way to make tacos especially if you are using leftover taco meat and you are looking for a quick and easy dinner. With leftovers you are just spooning everything into shells and baked. It will look like you made a complicated dinner when in fact it was quick and easy and everyone will enjoy it. 

We thought this recipe was just awesome. Although, it was nothing like the original recipe I think it’s great and a super easy way to make a ton of tacos at the same time. This simple recipe can feed up to 18 people or 18 tacos which ever you are looking for!!

  • 1 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans
  • Taco Shells
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Lightly brown 1 pound of ground beef then drain off any fat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic cook until the vegetables are tender. 
  3. Add Rotel, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cumin. 
  4. Cook until the liquid cooks down around 30-45 minutes on medium then stir in refried beans.
  5. Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking. 
  6. Sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 6-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.  
  7. Top with your favorite toppings!

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