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Baked Cheeseburger Tacos

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.

Close up shot of a baked cheeseburger taco.

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!

A photo showing the beef filling of the cheeseburger tacos.

If you love more burger variations, try my Easy Cheeseburger Sliders and my Asian Chicken Burgers.

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 beef mixture for the tacos, cooking in a pan.

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.

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Paprika
  • Dried Dill

Again, you can adjust the proportions as you prefer. But I find this base recipe so good!

The burger sauce for the cheeseburger tacos.

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.
The Cheeseburger tacos ready for baking.

More Delicious Food

Close up shot of a baked cheeseburger taco .

Baked Cheeseburger Tacos

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

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.

Ingredients

For the Burger Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonaisse
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp parika

For The Cheeseburger Tacos

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 12 corn tortilla ( 6 inches)
  • About 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing on the tortilla

Instructions

    Make the Sauce

  1. Combine the mayo, ketchup, mustard, dried dill and paprika. Mix well and set aside.

Cook The Beef

  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add the beef and cook, breaking apart clumps, until browned.
  2. Add salt and pepper, and cook for a few minutes more, until the beef is tender to your liking. Add the mustard and ketchup and stir well to distribute. Allow to cook for a few minutes more, then turn off the heat

Make the Tacos

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Heat 4-5 tortillas at a time in the microwave for 10 seconds to make them pliable. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the beef on one side of the tortilla, followed by lettuce. Lay a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top.
  2. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the center to cover the filling. You can place a spoon on top of the taco so that it holds its shape.
  3. Place the assembled taco on a large baking pan that is lined with parchment paper. Repeat the process with the remaining portions and tortilla.
  4. Spray the assembled tacos with olive oil. Or if you do not have olive oil spray, brush the surface of the tortilla with olive oil instead.
  5. Bake the cheeseburger tacos for 18-20 minutes, or until the tacos shells are lightly browned and crisp. During the first 3-10 minutes, check if some of the shells have opened. If they have, simply press them back down. The melted cheese will help them stay in place.
  6. Serve tacos immediately with the dipping sauce on the side, and more lettuce.

Notes

  • You can also opt to make a few tacos as you'll need for one time. Then, just make some more as needed on another occasion. The beef will be well stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This is better than having leftovers if you assemble and cook them all at once.
  • The number of tacos you make will depend on how big your tortillas are. I used 6 inches.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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