These Baked Cheeseburger Tacos are a delicious twist to your usual burger, adding a crisp taco shell and a delicious dipping sauce for a fun, filling meal.
Crisp and cheesy are a good combination, aren’t they? After the Baked Turkey Taquitos, I am still up for more cheesy and crisp things so I made these Baked Cheeseburger Tacos for dinner one day.
While my kids are leaning more toward my Anytime Beef Burritos, I am glad to see that they ate this up with clean plates afterward. In my mama book, that’s a win!
The Key to Crisp Baked Tacos
After assembling the tacos, spraying olive oil on the surface of your tortilla ensures that they bake into a crisp taco shell. This is the same technique I used on my Baked Turkey Taquitos.
If you do not have baking spray, you can brush the surface with oil instead.
The Beef Mixture
- Mustard and ketchup give the beef the “burger” flavor. You can adjust the flavor as it fits your palate. You can add more salt and pepper as you prefer.
- And that is all there is to it. Spoon this mixture into your tortillas, add in some lettuce and cheese, and bake!
The Burger Sauce
The burger sauce should not be skipped. It rounds up the flavor so beautifully, and it s a perfect complement to the crisp tacos.
- Dried Dill
Again, you can adjust the proportions as you prefer. But I find this base recipe so good!
Pointers and Tips
Making the Tortillas flexible for assembly
- To make the tortilla pliable when you assemble, heat them briefly in the microwave first, about 10-15 seconds, 5 pieces at a time, as you assemble.
- Once you use them all up, microwave 5 more and then assemble them and so on. Do not skip this microwave part or your tacos will break as you assemble them.
Keeping the Shape of the Tacos
- During assembly, you can prop a spoon over the tacos to hold their shape as needed.
- During the first 3-10 minutes of baking, check to see if any of the tacos have opened. If they have, simply press them back down. The melting cheese will help it stay in its place.