Rather than our usual taco dinner, we decided to make these baked tacos (sort of a cross between taquitos and enchiladas) because it is so much easier to make them all at once than prepare them one-at-a-time at the table. These would be a great dinner or lunch while watching the game and drinking a beer, and they’re perfect for a crowd. We used up leftover ham and cheddar cheese that we had in the fridge along with refried beans, corn salsa and chopped tomatoes, but you can use a variety of different fillings (ground meat, bell peppers, queso blanco, etc). We also chopped up some iceberg lettuce and made some guacamole to go on the side. We used small corn tortillas, but you can use flour, wheat, or large tortillas… they will all do the job. If you want more of a sauce, add a can of crushed tomatoes or mild salsa on top before sprinkling the cheese on and baking.
Corn and Bean Sriracha Baked Tacos
Small corn tortillas
Ham, cut into strips
Cheddar cheese, cut into strips
Refried pinto beans
Corn salsa (combine corn, onions, sugar, chilies, and cider vinegar)
Shredded Mexican cheese, or cheddar and mozzarella
Iceberg lettuce (optional)
Avocados for guacamole (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease a large deep baking pan with cooking spray, or use butter for added flavor.
Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with corn salsa, beans, cheese, ham and tomatoes and rolling up. Place them in baking pan with edges down. Pack them close together so fillings do not spill out.
When the pan us full, sprinkle tacos with cheese and drizzle with Sriracha. Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly brown at the edges and cheese is beginning to bubble.
Let cool slightly and serve with chopped lettuce, guacamole, and your favorite beer.