Kenny’s Kitchen: Oven Baked Tacos

Welcome back for another grillicious meal from Kenny’s Kitchen! I hope you’ve finally cleared enough space in your stomach from last week’s CrockPot Pizza Casserole.

This week we’re going to satisfy the appetites of those of you that enjoy “Taco Tuesday” every week. But we’re going to bump it up a few days so you can enjoy it for your tailgate parties on Saturday & Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad the NFL is back!

Who’s ready to eat?

Oven Baked Tacos

Taco Bell? What’s Taco Bell???

This simple recipe is for all you guys who want to impress your crew, but don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen.


  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 8 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 3 packages Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheese (Mexican Blend; Cheddar – your preference)
  • 20 Taco Shells


1.  Brown ground beef and drain off any fat. 
2. Stir in Refried Beans, Tomato Sauce and Seasoning.  Bring to a simmer and mix well.
3.  Remove from heat.  Spoon meat mixture into Taco Shells (fill shell about 1/4 to 1/3 full, to leave room for cheese and toppings), standing them up in a 9×13 pan as you go. Be careful not to break the shells.
4.  Tuck a couple of tablespoons of Shredded Cheese into each filled Taco.
5.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until heated through and just starting to brown.

Note: You can add toppings such as lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, guacamole, etc.

And that’s it!
That’s IT?
That’s IT! Tasty tacos made easy, guaranteed to satisfy…

Next Week: Crockpot “Sweetball” (Meatball) Subs!

In case you missed it, click here for my Crockpot Pizza Casserole recipe.

Let me know how it all works out and if you tried/suggest any modifications.
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  1. Yes, by all means, create an alternative! There is a link to my Crockpot Pixza Casserole at the bottom! Would love to see you convert that as well

    Next week. Meatball Subs!

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  3. By the way, if you want a good laugh, check out my latest embarrassing “Gym Tale”. I posted it this morning.

    People have asked me for years to put everything they’ve witnessed or heard about in a book, which I am – THREE books to be exact. In the meantime, I’m sharing various adventures on my blog.


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