Friday, February 22, 2013

Oven Tacos -- So Good!!

 So delicious!

I originally saw this on Pinterest and it is from this blog post - at Mommy? I'm Hungry Blog.

Oven Tacos

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!!

I am linking to Sunflower Supper Club's Weekend Potluck.  Just click here to see all the great recipes.
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