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 Time 30 Minutes
Servings 5

Ingredient List

  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count)
  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 3/4 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) 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.


  • 1 Serving Calories 530 (Calories from Fat 290);  Total Fat 33g (Saturated Fat 14g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 105mg;  Sodium 1230mg;  Potassium 290mg;  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;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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