Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oven Baked Tacos



This is a great recipe for those of you who are Taco Bell fanatics, like me! It is an easy recipe and you can really adjust the ingredients to your liking. Many of you may have seen these “Baked Taco” recipes on the internet; this is just a recipe I threw together. I think it turned out well. But again, adjust the ingredients to your liking, you really cannot mess this one up! I have borrowed so graciously the photo from blogchef.net because my original photo was absolutely horrific. Not that the food didn't taste delicious, but I apparently was having photography issues that evening! Thank you Blogchef.net, your recipes are amazing as always!

Ingredients:

1lb Ground Beef

1 small White Onion or a ½ Large White Onion

2 teaspoons Dried Minced Onion

2 teaspoons Chili Powder

½ teaspoon Corn Starch

1 ½ teaspoon Taco Seasoning

¼ teaspoon Dried Oregano

¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

5 ounces of Mild Red Enchilada Sauce

2 ounces of Green Chilies

2 cups Colby-Jack Cheese or Mexican Cheese, Shredded

8-10 hard Taco Shells

Foil

Optional:

Lettuce

Sour cream

Tomatoes

Taco sauce

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

Cook onions and meat in a large skillet until meat is brown. I like to throw the onions in a greased skillet a few minutes before I add the meat.

Drain the meat and return to the skillet. Add the enchilada sauce and diced chilies. Mix well, mix in dry ingredients to the meat. Mix well. Simmer for about 7 minutes. (I added a little bit of the shredded cheese at this point…cuz I LOVE cheese!)

In a 9x13 inch baking dish, take foil and tear into 6-8 square sheets. Roll them up and line them up in the bottom of the baking dish.

Take a taco shell, spoon some of the meat mixture into it, then place it upright in the dish. Repeat with the rest of the shells, making sure that your foil rolls are in between each taco (this helps keep the tacos upright while baking and also from not touching each other too much).

Top each taco with the shredded cheese. I like to really push a lot of the cheese into the tacos, so that they are super cheesy!

Bake in 400°F oven for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and tacos look crispy and slightly brown.

Remove after 10 minutes and let sit. Get out your topping s, top away and enjoy!
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