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Macro-Friendly Crispy Baked Tacos

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Taco night just got a lot easier! Our Crispy Baked Tacos are simple to make, will feed the family, and help you keep your macros in check – what more could you ask for? The next time you're craving a Tex-Mex dish, whip up a batch of these!

There are so many ways to make tacos, which makes them one of the most fun, versatile dishes out there! This Crispy Baked Tacos takes a macro-friendly spin on the traditional taco while reducing the mess and hassle that often accompany taco night.

Speaking of taco night, if you like this recipe, then you'll love our Classic Tacos, Baked Turkey Tacos, and Taco Salad!

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. 18 grams of protein per taco. The best part about following a macro-based diet is the fact that you can fit all your favorite foods in! Especially when you're choosing macro-friendly recipes like these Crispy Baked Tacos, it's everything you love about tacos, with an emphasis on protein.
  2. Less mess. My family loves taco nights, and while I enjoy the flexibility of a choose-your-own toppings bar, I sometimes prefer a more structured dinner. These baked tacos provide just that. All the toppings are snug inside the shell and ready to eat!
  3. Dinner on the table in 35 minutes. Quick, easy, fuss-free dinners are always a must for busy parents and professionals. These tacos are quick to throw together, pop in the oven, and be ready to eat in 35 minutes or less.

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plate of crispy baked tacos

Crispy Baked Tacos

Tami Smith
With golden corn tortillas filled with seasoned ground turkey, gooey cheese, and creamy refried beans, these tacos are sure to be a hit at your next fiesta. Get ready to savor each bite of this crispy, cheesy, Tex-Mex dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 8 Tacos
Calories 215 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 Spatula or spoon for cooking the ground turkey
  • 1 Can opener, if needed, for the refried beans
  • Serving plates or platters

Ingredients
  

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 16 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Option: pico, avocado, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey until it is browned and cooked through. Break it up into small crumbles using a spatula or spoon as it cooks.
  • Once the turkey is cooked, add the taco seasoning packet and stir well to coat the meat evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside. Next, warm the refried beans in a separate saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until they are heated through.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave with a wet paper towel for approximately 20 seconds.
  • To assemble the tacos, take a corn tortilla and spread approximately 2 tablespoons of refried beans evenly across the center. Top with a spoonful of the seasoned ground turkey and sprinkle some shredded Mexican cheese on top.
  • Fold the tortilla in half, creating a taco shape, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas, arranging them side by side on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the tops of the tacos with cooking spray. This will help them achieve a golden, crispy texture when baked.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the tacos are crispy and the cheese has melted and started to bubble.
  • Once baked, carefully remove the tacos from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Optionally, garnish with your favorite toppings such as diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream.
  • Serve these crispy baked tacos warm as a satisfying meal or a delightful snack. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 19.6gProtein: 18.1gFat: 7.7g
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