I originally saw this on Pinterest and it is from this blog post - at Mommy? I'm Hungry Blog.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 sm. can chopped green chilies
Homemade Taco Seasoning (below)
8 oz. tomato sauce
16 oz. can refried beans
2 C. shredded Colby-Jack cheese
20 or so hard taco shells
Add any toppings you might want to add to the taco before serving.
Homemade Taco Seasoning -
1 T. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
In a separate bowl - mix this all together. Add a little water (maybe half to full tsp.) to it when ready to use.
In a skillet brown the ground beef and onion. Drain. Then, add green chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, & the taco seasoning (mixed with a little water). Mix well and cook for a little bit just until it isn't too liquidy.
Spoon this mixture in the taco shells - about half full. Place upright in a large baking dish. Sprinkle some cheese on top of each meat mixture. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
All set to serve. Have handy any of your toppings for everyone to add their favorites. We like lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and taco sauce. Add whatever you like!
First I got the taco seasoning ready. This is the dry ingredients -
Then, a little water added and set aside -
Meat and onion already browned and drained. The other ingredients added -
Mix it up -
Heated and cooked down a little -
Filling up the taco shells -
I filled them a little full so I suggest doing it just half way. I don't add much to my tacos, but Mr. Cardigan likes to add a LOT and needed more room!! Now the cheese added -
While baking I got the toppings ready -
This is how I like mine - a little tomato and some sour cream on the side -
I also served some taco rice as a side dish - just a package that you add a few things and microwave. That was in the microwave while the tacos were in the oven.
Lucy really gets comfy during her naps. I had to do a double-take to figure out where was her head!!
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