Cheesy Queso Beef Tacos

Cheesy Queso Beef Tacos

For all the queso lovers out there, now you can enjoy all the delicious cheesy flavor in a beef taco! These tacos deliver with the addition of shredded cheese and Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso sauce.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total 30 Minutes
Servings 5

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (10 count) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ Taco Shells
  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (8 oz)
  • 3/4 cup Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Place taco shells standing up and together in dish; set aside.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, breaking up and stirring, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons cheese in bottom of each taco shell. Divide beef among taco shells; top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top each with sauce, lettuce and pico de gallo. Top with additional sauce. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • These easy oven tacos are hot and ready to serve all at once.
  • Lining the bottoms of the shells with cheese ensure they don't get too soggy from the meat filling.
  • Swap Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Blend Cheese for the Mexican style 4 cheese for additional heat.


5 servings (2 tacos each)

1 Serving Calories 530  (Calories from Fat 290);  Total Fat 33g  (Saturated Fat 14g,  Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 105mg;  Sodium 1230mg;  Total Carbohydrate 31g  (Dietary Fiber 3g,  Sugars 3g);  Protein 28g  

% Daily Value: Vitamin A  6%;  Vitamin C  8%;  Calcium 35%;  Iron  20%;  

Exchanges: 2 Starch, 2 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 High-Fat Meat, 3 Fat

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