Beef & Black Bean Oven Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Tacos. We love tacos. The boys devour them. They love the crunchy mess. They love the flavors. They love to see how full they can make them. I love the concept of making tacos in the oven…and melting the cheese over the top of the meat. Then piling on the toppings.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - packet(s) taco seasoning
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 12 - hard taco shells**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded Mexican blend cheese**
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Garnish: - guacamole**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open, drain and rinse the black beans.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and taco seasoning. Drain and return to the skillet. Mix in the black beans and toss for a minute or two over low heat, then remove from heat.
  4. Place the hard shell tacos into the base of a 7×11 or 9×9-inch baking dish. Add the beef-bean mixture into each taco shell, and then add a few pinches of shredded cheese onto each taco.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted through.
  6. Prepare the fruit.
  7. Top with dollops of sour cream, guacamole or other favorite taco toppings.
  8. Serve Beef & Black Bean Oven Tacos with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 packets taco seasoning. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat the beef and beans, then assemble and bake the tacos.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese topping and sour cream garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef & Black Bean Oven Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, reheat beef and beans in skillet, assemble tacos with shredded cheese and bake at 400 F for 10 - 15 minutes. Top with garnishes.
Serve with fruit.