Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos has been a favorite recipe at Recipe Goldmine for years.

Oven Baked Tacos


  • 12 flour tortillas or taco shells*
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided use
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning or 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese

* If using ready-made taco shells, omit step 2.


  1. Steam the flour tortillas. Wet some paper towels and wring them out well. Layer the tortillas with the wet paper towels on a plate and then microwave. They should be steamed within 30 seconds.
  2. Put a backing sheet below the oven rack to catch any drips from the sprayed shells. Lightly spray each side of the steamed tortillas with cooking spray and drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees F for 7 to10 minutes. When they are brown and crispy, remove from the oven. Stand the shells upright in a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  3. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain all grease and return to skillet. Over low heat, add refried beans, taco seasoning and about half to two-thirds of the tomato sauce. Blend well and scoop into the shells. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, and bake at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve topped with sour cream.