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November 10, 2016

Recipe: Easy Oven-Baked Tacos with Old El Paso

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Game Day is exciting to my hubby and I for completely different reasons. He’s in it for the game… I’m in it for the food… Not that he complains when there’s food. ;) This week, I made oven-baked tacos to accompany our game watching. They’re yummy, and you know if I made them they must be easy and quick, too. Minimal prep time and minimal cooking, the best of both worlds. 

Easy Oven Baked Tacos

Old El Paso at Wal MartOld El Paso at Wal Mart

30 Minute Oven Baked Tacos

Easy and quick oven baked tacos.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Trista Peterson

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 10 Old El Paso Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells
  • 2 Cups Shredded Taco Blend Cheese
  • Taco Toppings of Your Choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Brown hamburger meat.
  3. Add in taco seasoning and cook according to instructions on packet.
  4. Add meat into taco shells, top with cheese.
  5. Cook 10-12 minutes.
  6. Add your favorite toppings!

Easy Oven Baked Tacos
Easy Oven Baked TacosEasy Oven Baked TacosI love how easy it is to prep for Game Day with Old El Paso and Walmart. You can find everything you need for these easy, yummy tacos at Walmart. Score big flavor with Old El Paso, on Game Day and every other day! What’s your favorite Game Day tradition? I’d love to know what you serve up for your family and friends on Game Day! 

Quick & Easy Baked Tacos

  • Reply
    Eryka
    November 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    We love those taco kits! ??

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    Shanis Walter
    November 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Oooo I want tacos now!

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    Jacki
    November 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Tacos are the best and easiest dinner!

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    Katie Garday
    November 15, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I am salivating over here! This looks so good!

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    Molly Stillman
    November 16, 2016 at 7:39 am

    we do Taco Tuesday every week in our house and love trying new taco recipes. i can’t wait to try these!

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      Trista
      November 16, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Yay for Taco Tuesday! We had tacos on a Monday recently and Blaire was so confused when I said it was “Taco Monday”! haha.

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    Patricia
    November 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

    These tacos look delicious!!!

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    Brittany Ashmore
    November 16, 2016 at 10:04 am

    These look delicious! I LOOOOOVE TACOS!

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    Vanessa Sokic
    November 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

    These look ah-mazing girlfriend!

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    Kerry
    November 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Why have I never thought to bake our hard tacos?! They look so good and cheesy!

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    Sheila
    November 17, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Yum! I would never thought to melt the cheese on them in the oven. Thats such a good idea!

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    Kelsi H
    November 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Taco kits are a lifesaver in my house!!

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    jessica
    November 18, 2016 at 11:56 am

    yum! tacos are my easy go to dinner :)

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    Krista Nile
    November 18, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Looks so yummy!

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    Samantha Sawyer
    November 18, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Yummy! We love tacos around here so we will try this week!

  • Reply
    Andrea bai
    November 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    You got me craving tacos now! Yum!

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