Oven Tacos

Photo Jan 29, 7 00 45 PM

For dinner tonight, I tried a new recipe I found on Pinterest from Mommy, I’m Hungry. We have some type of taco or burrito every week or two because I just love mexican food, but I think this is by far the best taco recipe I have made and it will be hard to go back to the old ones. I modified the original recipe a bit, so if you want your tacos to be more meaty-increase the turkey amount or decrease the amount of refried beans. Anyway you do it, I don’t think you’ll go wrong!

Oh, and one side note… I was concerned they were going to be soggy, but they turned out to be the perfect texture. They do soften up but they are not soggy, so ease your worries!


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (or use recipe below)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can low sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans
  • 1 cups shredded reduced fat Colby-jack cheese
  • 8-12 hard taco shells

Optional Condiments

  • Lettuce (shredded)
  • Tomato (diced)
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Olives, sliced


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large skillet brown ground turkey and onion over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Return to pan, add chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes if mixture seems runny.
Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, standing up. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the taco meat in each shell. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.
Remove from the oven and top with any optional condiments for serving.

Taco Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

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  1. […] FINALLY cooked last night! And it was awesome. I missed it so much. I made my favorite oven tacos and a fruit salad with balsamic vinegar dressing. I’ll be posting that recipe […]

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