Baked Santa Fe Tacos

I don't know about you, but in our house we eat a lot of Mexican Food. 
Taco Tuesday is in full swing at our house...we have some sort of Taco on Tuesdays.
My girls LOVE tacos/burritos...they would eat that every night for dinner if I let them. 
I love the traditional taco, but I also love making Baked Tacos! 
Here is one of my favorite Baked Taco Recipes....
Baked Santa Fe Tacos!
{I also make these in the summer months using zucchini & squash instead of taco shells. You can find my Santa Fe Zucchini Boats recipe HERE}
Here is what you need:
- 1 lb of Ground Turkey (I use Jennie-O Lean) or Ground Beef
- Packet of Taco Seasoning
- Can of Black Beans, drained
- Can of Corn, drained
- 2 cups of Salsa (I used Chi-Chi's Medium Salsa)
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
-Taco Shells
Brown your Ground Turkey (or Ground Beef)
After your have cooked the meat, add the taco seasoning (and water) according to the taco seasoning directions.
Drain your corn & black beans:

Add the corn, black beans & 2 cups of salsa to the mixture:
Let simmer for 15-20 minutes
When the meat mixture is done simmering, add the mixture to taco shells & place in baking dish:
 Sprinkle cheese on top of tacos:
**NOTE...this will make 10-12 baked tacos (depending on how much of the mixture you use per taco. I only assemble & bake the amount we are going to eat that night because these don't save for the next day, the shells get soggy. So, I save the leftover meat mixture & then when we have it for leftovers later that week, I assemble them again & bake them.** 

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes (until cheese is melted)
 You can eat these without putting garnishes on them, but I like to add goodies!
I add taco sauce, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, sour cream & guacamole. Kevin & the girls also add olives.

These are super simple to make & delicious.

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  1. We love tacos at our house too!! These look delish!

  2. These look delish! I'm usually a soft taco girl but might need to give hard shells a try- baking them like this makes the servings hot part so much easier!

  3. I love your Santa Fe zucchini boats, so I know we will love these also!

  4. Yumm!! Looks like a good alternative to a traditional taco!!

  5. Yum! These look so delicious! Totally adding them to my list for next week.

  6. Making these tonight for Taco Tuesday!
    - Jenn

  7. We will for sure be trying these! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Those tacos look amazing! Will be definitely adding them to my menu :)

  9. These sound so good! We love tacos as well and this is a nice variation on what we've been doing!

  10. These look amazing! I have been on a Mexican food kick ever since Austin. This definetly going into the rotation. Hope you are having a great week!

  11. These were a hit at dinner tonight! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. The family love these! So fresh and tasty. A little prep required, but totally worth it. Thank you!



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