This is another Pinterest-inspired post that was originally posted by Blog Chef. I adapted it to be a bit quicker and easier (and to use ingredients that I almost always have on hand). I made this for the first time two weeks ago and it was a hit with everyone and so I made it again last night. This is definitely a new favorite and is totally kid friendly. It’s something different from your traditional tacos and it’s really easy to throw together, too!
Here’s my recipe:
- 1 lb ground beef (I use the 93/7)
- 1 can refried beans (I use fat free)
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- ½ cup to 1 cup salsa of your choice
- 1 package hard taco shells
- 4 oz shredded cheese
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Brown the ground beef in a skillet.
- Drain and add the taco seasoning (follow the directions on the packet of the taco seasoning and include water, too)
- Once the taco seasoning is well mixed, add the beans and stir well.
- Add the salsa and simmer on low until everything is well mixed.
- Fill each taco shell with the meat and bean mixture and place upright in a 9X13 baking dish. Once you have filled all of the shells, sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Top with your favorite toppings (sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes, salsa, etc.) and serve!