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Baked cheeseburger tacos in a glass baking dish.

Baked Cheeseburger Tacos

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  • Author: Vanessa Gilic
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 10-12 tacos 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Love burgers? Love tacos? Combine the best of both worlds with these baked cheeseburger tacos! A fun and easy dinner idea that is on the table in 30 minutes!


  • 1 pound ground beef (454 g)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1012 crunchy hard taco shells
  • 1 ½2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or just measure with your heart)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped dill or sweet pickles, chopped white or sweet onions, chopped tomatoes, burger sauce (or toppings of your choice)

For the burger sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons yellow mustard


  1. Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C.
  2. Cook ground beef mixture: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the ground beef and chopped onion.  Cook until the ground beef is browned, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula.  Drain off any excess fat.  Stir in the ketchup and mustard and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Assemble tacos for baking: Arrange the taco shells standing up in a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 5 minutes by themselves to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese in the bottom of each taco shell.  Divide the beef mixture among the taco shells.  Top with the remaining shredded cheese. 
  4. Bake: Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and edges of the taco shells are browned.
  5. Prepare burger sauce and toppings: While the tacos are baking, whisk together the burger sauce ingredients in a small bowl and chop up the other toppings.
  6. Add toppings and serve: Remove the tacos from the oven and serve immediately topped with your favorite burger toppings and a drizzle of the burger sauce.  Enjoy!


  • Instead of ground beef, you could also use ground turkey, ground chicken or a vegetarian ground meat substitute instead.
  • Baking the taco shells first alone and then also adding a bit of cheese to the bottom of the taco shells to act as a barrier both help to keep these baked tacos nice and crispy!