Oven Baked Tacos are an incredibly easy, but delicious recipe for Taco Tuesday! Your family will love how crunchy these beef tacos are you will love how easy they were to make!

Oven Baked Beef Tacos
These Oven Baked Tacos are my go to taco Tuesday dinner recipe!  There are so many different types of tacos…sometimes we have fancy fish ones, or slow-cooked beef ones. Other times it’s delicately seasoned chicken or gourmet open faced layered tacos. These tacos are not any of those things. These are simple. Shell, ground beef, cheese, and then your favorite fixins’. Are these fancy Mexican fare? Definitely not, but they are definitely delicious.
Ground Beef Tacos, Oven Baked!

My daughter is a great eater for a two year old, but lately, I think that the only way we can get her to sit and eat dinner with us would be if we tied her to the table. Now, we haven’t tried that yet, but some nights it has come close. So what happened when I sat down this big casserole dish full of tacos? She ran to the table, sat right down, asked where her taco was, and then she ATE! She ate all by herself. Without me asking her to take a bite 1,000 times. Without me chasing her around the dining room, fork in hand, while my own food is getting cold. And you know what she said? She told me “These are spectacular, Mommy.”  Yes, she has quite the large vocabulary. We can probably thank Sophia the First for that.

Oven Baked Beef Tacos
So what’s so great about these tacos? They are so easy. Start to finish they take you 15 minutes. There are no frills involved and not many dishes to wash afterwards. Simple, quick, and delicious. What more can you ask for? The shells get so crunchy in the oven and the meat and cheese are warm and bubbling on the inside. And I love how this is just a great base for your family to customize. Serve whatever you like on your tacos along side, and each family member can add whatever they like!

So if you were looking for a gourmet Mexican dinner to impress your extended family then keep on looking…this is not that dinner. But this is a dinner that your whole family will love and you will turn to again and again!

Oven Baked Beef Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos

These Easy Oven Baked Beef Tacos are so easy and get dinner on the table in minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 10 Stand and Stuff Hard Taco Shells-You MUST use stand and stuff. The other guys are too wimpy for this
  • 3/4 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup cheese shredded
  • taco seasoning or a blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, all to taste
  • Toppings: Lettuce Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole, Etc.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium pan, add your onion and ground beef and cook until brown. Drain meat if any grease remains in the pan. Drain very well because any grease left on the meat will make your tacos soggy.
  2. Add your seasoning. I use a combination of salt and pepper and then some gourmet taco seasoning I have. Whichever you use, do NOT add the water that the seasoning says to add. You need your beef to be very dry.
  3. Line your shells up in a casserole dish. Place two heaping tablespoons of meat into each shell and then top with a sprinkling of cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese starts to bubble. Keep an eye on them so that the shells don't get too brown.
  4. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings! Don't let these sit or they may get soggy.

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    1. This is not one of my 21 Day Fix Recipes…if you are looking for those, just search 21 day fix recipes in the box in the side bar! I have a delicious fish taco recipe there that is 21 day fix approved!

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