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Oven-Baked Beef Touchdown Tacos

These oven-baked tacos don’t mess around. Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, melty cheese and fresh toppings are packed inside crunchy taco shells to make what we consider the ultimate choice in game day snackage.
Makes 10 Servings
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About the Chef
This recipe was originally created and published by Betty Crocker and has been approved for use on our site. See the original recipe on
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Place taco shells standing up and together in dish; set aside.
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat.
To assemble, spread about 2 tablespoons refried beans in bottom of each shell. Top each with heaping 1/4 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients, if desired.