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86% would make again

Cheese Shell Tacos

Tasty Team


for 4 servings


  • 3 cups cheddar cheese (300 g), or cheese of choice, freshly shredded

Beef Taco Filling

  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ⅓ cup water (80 mL), if needed

Nutrition Info

    Calories 841
    Fat 57g
    Carbs 11g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 3g
    Protein 64g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Freshly shred the cheese. Place your cheese in neat piles on an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for about 8 minutes, until all the individual shreds melt into one disc. Be careful not to let the cheese color too much.
  4. Once they are all melted, let them cool for 2 minutes on your baking sheet, then lift them onto paper towels to blot off any excess grease.
  5. To form the shells, lay them over a propped up utensil. (Or you can use anything in your kitchen, a wide bowl or saucepan could work too!) Set these aside to cool.
  6. To make the taco filling, brown the ground beef on high heat. Make a well in the center, add in the onion, jalapeños, garlic, and sprinkle in the taco seasoning packet. Stir to combine. Add water if you need it for a nice saucy filling.
  7. Use a fork to hold your cheese shell in place and fill with the beef mixture, and toppings of your choice.
  8. Enjoy!

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