Baked Tacos

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
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  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced red onion, sliced jalapeno pepper and additional shredded cheddar, optional
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the next 11 ingredients to meat mixture. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is almost completely reduced, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place taco shells open end up in a 13x9-in. baking dish; place a scoop of meat mixture into each shell; top with cheese. Bake at 400° until meat is hot and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; drizzle over tacos and serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts

1 taco: 420 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.