oven baked tacos recipe

Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos are the perfect family dinner for busy weeknights. All of the tacos are baked at once in a 9x13 pan!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 540kcal
Author The Gunny Sack


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 packet Ortega Original Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Ortega Homestyle Mild Salsa
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 10 Ortega Good Grains Yellow Corn & Spinach Taco Shells (one package)
  • 10 tbsp Ortega Refried Beans
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 5 tbsp Ortega Homestyle Mild Salsa
  • 10 tsp Ortega Flavor Craver Taco Ranch Sauce


  • Brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Add water, taco seasoning mix, salsa, and cooked rice. Heat until thickened, stirring often.
  • Rinse and drain a head of romaine lettuce. Cut it into thin strips.
  • Line the taco shells up in a 9×13 pan. Spread one tablespoon of refried beans in the bottom of each taco shell. Sprinkle one tablespoon of shredded Mexican cheese over the refried beans. Top with two tablespoons of the taco meat and rice mixture.
  • Bake the tacos at 400˚F for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with an additional tablespoon of shredded Mexican cheese. Top with shredded lettuce, salsa, and taco sauce.



Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1433mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3.9mg