I will usually always try any recipe that has to do with Mexican food. I don't know if it's from growing up in Southern California or just my love for carb filled, cheesy goodness but I just love it. I had to try this recipe out because it looked amazing and is a fairly easy recipe! I was right on both counts and this is something I will be making again!
Oven Baked Taco Shells
Working with 6 tortillas at a time, wrap in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. Lay the tortillas on a clean work surface and coat both sides with cooking spray. Then carefully drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Bake at 375°F until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes.
These turned out better than any premade taco shell I have EVER eaten! I will be making all of my hard taco shells from now on!
- 2 lbs ground beef (I prefer turkey)
- 1 can refried beans (low fat to make it slightly easier on the thighs)
- 15 ounce tomato sauce
- 1 pkg taco seasoning or 2-3 Tablespoons of your own concoction
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 18-20 hard taco shells
- Your favorite taco toppings (Guacamole is always a must for us)
Brown ground beef. Drain off any fat and add refried beans, tomato sauce, and seasoning.
Spoon mixture into taco shells.
Place filled shells into a sprayed 9×13 pan, standing up. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
Done. Easy. Amazing. You're welcome.