We love these crispy baked cheeseburger tacos! It’s like cheeseburger meets crunchy taco, drizzled in my delicious house sauce. You have to try it!
Today we’re putting a burger in a taco and eating it!
Please forgive me.
This is another easy and delish weeknight meal that is a big hit in our house. With everyone! It’s like a cheesy burger meets taco in a crispy shell. It’s simple to eat, you can make a bunch at once on a sheet pan and they are dippable too.
Yes dippable. Let’s make that a new word. Dippable foods are the best foods!
Have you made my cheeseburger tostadas yet?! Oh they are SO so good. Crunchy tortillas, flavorful beef/ground turkey, my house sauce – they’re dreamy!
These are kind of like those, but made into tacos. A mash of of the cheeseburger tostadas and my crispy baked chicken tacos that we love so much. Lots of flavor, lots of texture and the best part is that they are BAKED.
The tacos get SO crunchy and crispy in the oven. Especially when the cheese oozes out of the tortilla onto the baking sheet, and also gets crispy and crunchy… oh my word.
That’s easily my favorite part. I will always steal all the burnt, bubbly cheese off of any dish.
This is why I love them so much:
They are fully customizable. I like to use ground turkey or ground beef. You could even use the impossible beef or something similar.to make it plant based.
Add WHATEVER ingredients you like! Yes yes yes. You can throw in some mushrooms and onions. Maybe some diced green chiles. Whatever sounds good to you and whatever you like.
Same with the cheese. Go traditional with cheddar or try blue cheese (maybe add bacon!?) or even swiss cheese (definitely do the mushrooms then!). Options are endless. Especially if you’re a cheese lover. Also known as the best kind of person.
Add all the fixings to serve! Same as above – use what you love here. Different sauces. My house sauce!! Different toppings or vegetables. Anything extra to make it more of a “meal” – you know what I’m saying?
Here’s how the baked cheeseburger tacos go down:
My preference is ground turkey most of the time. Whether using ground beef or ground turkey, be sure to season it with salt, pepper, ketchup and mustard.
OH YES. I said ketchup and mustard. I’ve talked about this in my other burger-ish recipes (like my cheeseburger chopped salad!), but adding these gives it a true burger flavor. It doesn’t taste like mustard, I promise.
The filling is just the ground beef mixture and cheese. If you add anything else, add it to the skillet with the beef.
Make sure your tortillas are warm! This helps them fold without breaking. You also don’t want to overstuff said tortillas.
Get some olive oil spray. I use this daily. Spray the sheet pan and outsides of the tortillas help them get so super crispy and delicious. The crunch is unreal!
Then it’s time to bake. And wait! While you wait, chop some tomatoes, lettuce and definitely get out the pickled onions in your fridge because I know you have them! They are life giving. Make the house sauce. Also life giving.
Serve it all up and ENJOY.
These are something the whole family absolutely loves. They have so much texture and crunch, are loaded with flavor, are fun to eat and are super satisfying too. (more…)
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