Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos Recipe

Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos are a delightful twist on traditional tacos, featuring a cheesy, crispy shell filled with seasoned beef, fresh veggies, and a variety of toppings. Perfect for a quick dinner or a fun party appetizer, these tacos will be a hit with everyone!

Ingredients

  • For the taco shells:
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your preferred cheese blend)
  • For the filling:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (or homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Taco Shells:
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the flour tortillas on the baking sheet. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese onto half of each tortilla.
  4. Fold the tortillas in half, pressing down gently to stick the cheese to the tortilla. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until the tortillas are crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. Cook the Beef Filling:
  6. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  7. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and water. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture thickens.
  9. Add the black beans and corn to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Assemble the Tacos:
  11. Open each cheesy taco shell and spoon a portion of the beef filling into each one.
  12. Add your favorite toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and chopped cilantro.
  13. Serve immediately while the taco shells are still warm and crispy.

Enjoy your Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos with a side of your favorite dipping sauce or extra salsa for an added kick!

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