Baked Queso Tacos

This is the kind of supper that begs to be made over the weekend.  I combined tacos with creamy queso cheese sauce and then baked them in the oven. #yes
Not only are these tacos super simple to whip up…but they’re freakin’ awesome.  That’s right, I called a taco freakin’ awesome…because it is ;).
I have these little individual baking dishes that fit two tacos to a dish, but you can bake your tacos all together in an 8×8 baking dish.  This recipe makes 8 tacos, which should serve four adults.
Happy weekend!

Shopping List
1½ pounds of ground beef
1 (8 oz) package of Velveeta cheese
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes
1½ tablespoons chili powder
Chopped green onions to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
8 taco shells (I use the stand and stuff variety because they’re easier to bake)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease (I use Pam) an 8×8 baking dish.  Set aside.
In your skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, add in a pinch of salt and pepper.  Next, stir in your Velveeta, Rotel and chili powder.  Stir everything together until cheese is melted.
Take each taco shell and fill with your ground beef mixture.  Place taco in your prepared baking dish.  Continue until all taco shells are filled and squeezed into baking dish.  Pop dish in the oven about 8 minutes to brown up.  Remove from oven and serve immediately with chopped green onions on top.
I’m telling you…it’s a taco that tastes like cheesy queso.  In other words, it’s perfect.
Enjoy!
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  • Narci November 6, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Yum!! Just, yum!! This looks amazing!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} November 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda Ŧ November 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    This looks delicious!!

  • Samantha November 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    This is going on my menu for next week! Looks yummy!!!!

  • Melissa Buntin November 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I'm making this tonight!! Do you drain your Rotel or just throw it in?

    Also, as a newlywed-ed young 20 something your food blog has been a life saver! Thank you for all you do!

    Hugs from Oklahoma!

  • Valerie Hutton November 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Our family loves a taco. Looks sooo good!

  • Lauren November 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Sunday nights are taco nights in our house…this one just stepped up our game, thanks!! 😉

  • Stephie Chipp November 9, 2015 at 2:39 am

    So delicious! I made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit! Thank you!

  • Sophie Fulton November 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    These look great!!

  • Sophie Fulton November 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    These look great! I definitely want to make them!

  • Sophie Fulton November 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    These look great!! I definitely want to try making these!

  • annette November 10, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I made them tonight and my 7 year old, who would rather eat mud than a taco, ate 2!! This recipe will definitely be on repeat!