Easy Oven Baked Beef Tacos. Perfectly seasoned ground beef tacos and Mexican cheese baked in taco shells until melted. Topped with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, diced tomatoes, and hot sauce. These are party tacos and a family favorite dinner.

Easy Oven Baked Beef Tacos

A family favorite recipe! Easy Oven-Baked Beef Tacos are spicy seasoned beef tacos sprinkled with Mexican cheeses and baked in the oven until melted. These delicious tacos are topped with sour cream or crema, guacamole, fresh tomatoes, and even lettuce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1 Red Pepper finely diced
  • 1 small Poblano Pepper or Jalapeno Pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 1/2 lb2. Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 - 8- ounce can 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 8 - 10 Tacos Shells flat-bottomed shells, such as Stand 'N Stuff work best
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups Mexican Cheese Blend or Sharp Cheddar, Pepper Jack, or Monterey Jack

  • Toppings:
  • Sour Cream or Mexican crema
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Green Onions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, onion, and peppers and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in ground beef and begin to break up using a wooden spoon.
  4. Let ground beef cook and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes longer until mixture thickens.
  6. Line 9 x 13 baking pan with two pieces of foil. Line baking pan with flat-bottomed taco shells.
  7. Scoop ground beef mixture into each taco shell. Sprinkle with Mexican cheeses.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.