Oven-Baked Cheesy Beef Tacos

Macro-Friendly Oven Baked Cheesy Beef Tacos

Get ready for a flavor fiesta with our macro-friendly Oven-Baked Cheesy Tacos – ideal for lunch or dinner! Made using protein rich extra-lean ground beef, seasoned with spices, and simmered in a rich enchilada sauce, each taco is then topped with a generous a pinch of reduced fat cheese and baked to perfection. Try this recipe for your next Tex-Mex night with family and friends for a deliciously balanced meal. For more recipes like this, download our cookbook!

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Recipe for Oven-Baked Cheesy Beef Tacos

  • Dinner
Diet Type:
  • Low Fat
  • Low Calorie
  • High Protein

Taco Meat

  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 medium (200g) Yellow Onion, diced
  • 5 cloves (25g) Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Chipotle Pepper
  • 1/2 C (120g) Red Enchilada Sauce


Oven Baked Tacos

  • 15 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas
  • 1 C (112g) Finely Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 C (56g) Finely Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar

Cooking the Taco Meat

  1. Over medium-high heat – add the diced onion and minced garlic to a large skillet with the ground beef.
  2.  While the beef cooks mix the dry spices for the taco meat. Add them towards the end of cooking and stir well.
  3. Reduce the heat and add the enchilada sauce, stirring everything together until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat.


Assembling the Tacos

  1. Preheat an oven to 400F.
  2. Wrap the tortillas in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave for 45-60 seconds, flipping halfway through. Place the warmed tortillas on a large wire rack or baking sheet. (If you have trouble folding or the tortillas crack when folding, heat them a bit longer.)
  3. Place a generous pinch of cheese on one half of each tortilla. Add the beef and another pinch of cheese. Fold the tortillas in half, pressing down gently to seal.
  4. Spray the tops of the tacos with a bit of cooking spray and place a baking sheet on top of them to prevent the tacos from opening during baking.
  5. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until the tacos are golden brown and crisp.
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