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Oven-Baked Beef Touchdown Tacos

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Oven-Baked Beef Touchdown Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 10

These oven-baked tacos don’t mess around. Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, melty cheese and fresh toppings are packed inside crunchy taco shells to make what we consider the ultimate choice in game day snackage. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 18, 2019
Old El Paso
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Ingredients

1
package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ taco shells
1
lb ground beef
1
medium chopped onion (1/2 cup)
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1/3
cup water
1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
1 1/4
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (5 oz)
Shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced jalapeño chiles, chopped red onion, lime wedges, cilantro leaves, salsa, guacamole and sour cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Place taco shells standing up and together in dish; set aside.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    To assemble, spread about 2 tablespoons refried beans in bottom of each shell. Top each with heaping 1/4 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Make it bold! Try other varieties of Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff taco shells, like bold ranch, bold spicy Cheddar or bold nacho cheese.
  • Make these tacos a complete meal by adding a side of your favorite rice, such as cilantro-lime rice. Simply cook rice as desired; stir in fresh cilantro leaves and freshly squeezed lime juice with a dash of salt. Delicious!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
0g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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