Texas Tacos

These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn all in a nacho cheese shell.

These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comEvery Halloween I make this Chicken Taco Soup as a savory meal to balance out all of that sugar. That chili was the inspiration for these Texas Tacos. As we all know, Tex-Mex dishes are a little less non-traditional and cater towards the southwestern influence in cooking. These Texas Tacos are filled with of course taco meat, but also green peppers, diced tomatoes, and corn to give it that Texas twist.

I thought these would be excellent in the bold cheddar flavor of the Old El Paso Nacho Cheese Taco Shells.

These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comStart by dicing some red bell pepper and onion. You can use whatever color pepper you have on hand. These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comNext, brown up the meat with the pepper and onion. Add the taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and corn. These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAnd…you’re done. Wasn’t that easy? Fill your warm shells up with the mixture. These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comHow could you not like Nacho Cheese flavored taco shells? These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comTop with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.

These Texas Tacos are a Tex-Mex twist on your classic taco. It’s filled with taco meat, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, and corn. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com


Texas Tacos
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 8 tacos
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1 1/4 1 b ground beef
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper , diced finely
  • 1 small white onion , diced
  • 1 package (1 oz Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix)
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 8 Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ bold nacho cheese flavored taco shells , warmed
  • Toppings: shredded cheese , sour cream, cilantro
  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef, bell pepper, and onion until done and no longer pink. Drain.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Add the diced tomatoes and corn. Simmer until the mixture is heated through, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Spoon meat mixture into warmed shells and top with desired toppings.
Recipe Notes

You can add a can of black beans or chili beans to make the filling even heartier.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds wonderful! What a great idea! Perfect runner food too, thank you!

  2. my kids love taco night! We often use soft shells, must try these!

  3. jenny scheldberg says:

    These look delish! Also, will be trying corn in our tacos next time.

  4. We love any kind of mexican food in my household.

  5. Yum!

  6. I’ve seen the commercials for these taco shells and have been meaning to try them. Thanks to your great recipe, I will be picking up a box today.

  7. Yum! My kids and I LOVE all things Mexican, especially tacos! My hubs, not so much. I do believe these might win him over though. Thanks for the great recipe. Putting this one on the menu plan!

  8. Sounds yum to this Texas lady 🙂

  9. I love your new cookbook!

  10. Lisa Sarpolis says:

    I can see this recipe for Texas tacos becoming a permanent meal on my rotation list!

  11. We love tacos ,this looks so yummy

  12. Great giveaway

  13. I love taco nights. I think every night should be taco night!

  14. Mmmmm….tacos! I’m down to win taco shells every other week…ole’!

  15. Candy Maxwell says:

    My kids will look at me and say,” what happened to my mother? This is Mexican gormet”

  16. Tacos are a favorite in our house!

  17. Taco Tuesday is the best night of the week.

  18. These sound good!

  19. These sound amazeballs! I just recently discovered your site and fell in deep food love ♡
    I have made over a dozen of your recipes the past two months & my family of all boys raves each time! Thank you for a unique site that has deeeelicious, kid friendly, yet simple recipes! I WILL be making these tacos tomorrow night after trick or treating!

  20. Old El Paso really does have the best supermarket shells.

  21. My husband loves tacos more than he loves me – we would make it a point to have tacos more often!!

  22. I love tacos! This is a neat twist on a classic fav!

  23. Looks great! Thanks for all your yummy ideas!

  24. Tacos are delicious and a fun meal to enjoy. Catherine

  25. I would probably use regular taco shells instead of ones with chemicals.

  26. Tacos are our favorite! I just picked up a box of these last week, but we haven’t tried them yet. Now I know what I am making for dinner tonight!

  27. These look so good ! I love tacos….could eat them every day!

  28. I have no idea why I never think to make tacos! These look great – must try!!

  29. Yes, please! I love my Tex-Mex 🙂

  30. Nacho shells-brilliant!!!!!! Gotta get some now!!!!!!!!

  31. Chris Baker Cox says:

    I love tacos…and I love them even more in a crispy taco shell! These look delicious! Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  32. I think I know whats for supper tonight

  33. yum!

  34. We love Taco Tuesday! I can’t wait to try these new shells!

  35. I LOVE tacos! I never thought to add corn and tomatoes! What a wonderful idea! Thanks!!!!

  36. Aisha Lawhorne says:

    I was thinking of having tacos for dinner tonight. I may have to use this recipe!

  37. Looks delicious

  38. I picked up some of these shells just yesterday. Will make this recipe

  39. These tacos look delicious! We haven’t had tacos lately…I think I need to make these soon!

  40. Those look tasty! Can you come on over and cook them too? Ha ha! Great site.

  41. Yummy!

  42. Absolutely love “The Girl Who Ate Everything” ideas and recipes, and Taco Night!!

  43. I love Tex Mex! These look delicious!

  44. Tacos look delicious .What a great meal for my family.

  45. Neat giveaway! Those taco shells and the recipe looks delicious… Thanks for sharing!

  46. These look delicious! Definitely going to try this the next time we have tacos!

  47. Ann Marie Eberhart says:

    These are going to be dinner tonight! Perfect combination and I know my family will LOVE these – thank you!

  48. Ann Marie Eberhart says:

    These will be dinner tonight! What a perfect combination – I know my family will LOVE these! Thank you!

  49. I have always added beans (black or pinto) to my tacos, but never thought about corn! Everyone loves corn, definitely going to have to try this recipe!

  50. this recipe looks yummy!

  51. What a fun giveaway. Thank you.

  52. I LOVE taco’s and everything in Mexican food. Can’t get enough. We usually have some kind of Mexican food at least twice a week. It just makes the week better. These look so good.

  53. You can’t go wrong with Mexican food.

  54. I was just talking about how much I miss the Tex-Mex food. Around the rest of the country there are no breakfast tacos, migas… so many things I miss. I have to make them myself!

  55. To me, Tacos are their own food group. Love them! Can’t wait to try this recipe

  56. The tacos recipe sounds delicious I’m anxious to try it.

  57. I truly am going to make these for dinner tonight. I know it is not Halloween but my family will not be home tomorrow. They sound delicious. Thank you.

  58. I truly am going to make these for dinner tonight. I know it is not Halloween but my family will not be home tomorrow. They sound delicious. Thank you.

  59. We love Taco Tuesdays. Will add this one for sure!

  60. We love tacos!! Great giveaway!!

  61. What a great twist to an everyday meal. Pinned the recipe and can’t wait to give’m a try!Re

  62. Um, YUM!! Nothing better than a nacho cheese shell!!

  63. Looks delicious…will try soon!

  64. Tacos are one of my all time favorite foods. These look spectacular and I must try them!!

  65. Sounds delicious

  66. Looks amazing!!

  67. My family loves tacos. These look great!

  68. We LOVE taco night in our house so this is pretty awesome! 🙂

  69. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  70. Yum, i love tacos!!

  71. We have Taco Tuesday every week, it’s just not always on a Tuesday. 🙂

  72. can totally get into these

  73. Tacos sound good every night!

  74. We love tacos at my house! I’d never heard of nacho cheese flavored taco shells, but I’ll look for them. Thanks!

  75. These look delicious. Guess what’s for dinner tonight ? : )

  76. I love tacos!

  77. Looks yummy! 🙂

  78. So you liked the nacho cheese shells? (Mexican food is one of the few categories we can eat with no kid complaints, so it’s a go-to for us!)

  79. Looks easy and yummy – great combination!

  80. Looks and sounds delicious!

  81. Gotta love a good taco!

  82. These tacos sound great and easy too. I love all your recipes, Christy.

  83. Gotta love Taco Tuesday! Those nacho taco shells look outta this world!

  84. These sound awesome! Those taco shells…yum! Sounds like a great hearty Halloween meal for sure.

  85. I LOVE TACOS!!!! But, I need guac on mine. Love me some guac too!

  86. These look so good! Would love to try them with ground turkey. Turkey Taco Tuesday!

  87. Drooling over these!

  88. These look amazing! You’re making me crave taco night! We have taco night on Tuesdays!

  89. Our family loves ALL mexican food! We’ve had these and my kids liken then to the Doritos Locos Taco! Yummo

  90. I bet my kids would love these! They look pretty tasty.

  91. Cathy Aquilina says:

    Who doesn’t love Taco Night?! No one that I know and adding corn to the filling is a great idea.

  92. Alison Harper says:

    Can’t wait to try this for Taco Tuesday!

  93. Love tacos, especially nacho cheese flavored, will be having these tomorrow.

  94. After watching the Lego Movie a few hundred times my kids have started wanting Taco Tuesdays. Thanks for sharing all these recipes so we don’t get bored!

  95. Tacos are one of the few things that my daughter will eat, and those cheese taco shells would be a great way to make things more interesting!

  96. Natalie Hedman says:

    Looks amazing!

  97. These tacos look so delicious! Love your Halloween tradition, too!

  98. New spin on taco night! Sounds yummy!

  99. Look and sound delicious! Will have to try these!

  100. Ooh, Nacho cheese taco shells sound great!

  101. I love taco nights! We usually use soft tacos, but using nacho cheese hard shells would thrill my family! I didn’t know Old El Paso made them!

  102. Our family loves trying new varieties of tacos and this just made the list!

  103. I do love taco night! I have a box of these shells sitting in my cabinet so I’ll have to try them soon.

  104. Oh my does that look good! I missed our Tuesday Taco night this week because I made Potato Soup instead and now my Mexican cravings are coming on strong! I must make these.

  105. I do love me some taco night…this sounds so good.

  106. We love taco night, I prefer Tostadas,but they are hard to find in AL so I normally go with soft tacos. My husband will do a taco salad with chips.

  107. These look so yummy! I need to try them soon!

  108. These look amazing and now I am starving I will have to make these tonight for dinner.

  109. I can’t wait to try this!!!

  110. It’s not Texas without the spicy goodness of a finely chopped jalapeno or two in this!

  111. My grand kids love taco’s

  112. Those look so good! I haven’t seen that flavor of shells, but will be looking now.

  113. Susan Broughton says:

    My family loves Tacos so I would really like to win this one.

  114. I love tacos… thanks for the chance to win!

  115. These sound so good! I love any kind of Mexican food, especially tacos!

  116. My dad puts plain rice into the mix as well! It fills you up really quickly!

  117. I love these new taco shells, I have to try this recipe soon!

  118. Jamie Trammell says:

    These taco shells look delicious, so many recipe possibilities with them!

  119. OMG!! Nacho Cheese taco shells – yes please!

  120. Who doesn’t love a good taco recipe?? This looks great!

  121. Have not tried the nacho cheese shells yet. Love the addition of corn and onion and peppers in this taco recipe. Sounds delish!

  122. Who in the world doesn’t love tacos !!

  123. I think my husband and son would love these shells!

  124. I use taco night as an excuse to make and eat all of the guacamole haha. This is a great giveaway, thanks!

  125. We do taco night once a week. Love it

  126. we eat tacos once a week.
    taco eatn’ fools here!

  127. My kids would love these new taco shells!

  128. We love Taco Tuesdays!! These nacho shells look awesome!! My kids would love them!!

  129. How did I not know about those taco shells?! Rushing out first thing tomorrow to grab some!

  130. Sounds yummy and easy, my two favorite things.

  131. These look great! Can’t wait for taco Tuesday!

  132. We LOVE tacos!!!!!

  133. I would love to try this. It looks so delicious!


  135. When we make tacos we always put tomatoes on top, but I like this idea of actually adding them while you’re cooking, and adding corn and black beans will help stretch the meal even farther for my family which is pretty great!

  136. You can never go wrong with tacos!

  137. Love the balance of food knowledge and relatability in your blog. Some days I truly want to eat eveything 🙂

  138. these look amazing

  139. I love how this adds in some extra veggies. Tacos are a favorite at our house.

  140. These look delicious and a great way to make that hamburger stretch further!

  141. These sound yummy! Can’t wait to try!

  142. Nacho cheese taco shells are GENIUS!

  143. I love taco night! I was so excited when my son ate his first taco and liked it!!! So silly, but who doesn’t love tacos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. We always warm our shells in the oven. It gives them a crispier texture.

  145. I would love to try these shells. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  146. Tacos are my favorite dinner, EVER!

  147. What a champion new taco shell. That is one clever idea. I love the mix you put into those shells too.
    Well done.

  148. yum! These sound awesome!

  149. Now I’m hungry for tacos

  150. Yummm would love to try.

  151. We love Mexican food. Thanks for giving me new ideas!

  152. Nicole Millheim says:

    Oh yum, these look so delicious!!

  153. What a fun twist on tacos. I’ll definitely be making these!

  154. This sounds amazingly delicious!

  155. Sounds yummy!

  156. yum… tacos

  157. These look great. My kids would love them.

  158. These look delicious, I definitely need to try the recipe.

  159. Looks good, love the idea to add black beans !!

  160. Love Mexican food. Will have to try this recipe -it looks delicious.

  161. I can’t wait to try the nacho cheese version of the shells. They sound so yummy.

  162. We love taco night!

  163. Cannot wait to try these out! Those look so much fancier than normal tacos with just ground beef! Also, nacho cheese shells?!?! Even if I don’t win, I’ve got to try those out!

  164. Brenda Haines says:

    Great looking dish, yummy.

  165. Looks yummy!!

  166. Can’t wait to try!

  167. These look delicious! And the shells reminds me of nacho cheese Doritos

  168. Looks delicious, will be making soon!

  169. Will be making soon, looks delicious

  170. Looks delicious, will be making soon

  171. These tacos look amazing and easy to make (which is good for me!!) Thanks!

  172. My family LOVES taco night and I just don’t have them frequently enough!

  173. Looks tasty!

  174. Melissa Saenz says:

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  175. Yum these look great

  176. just had tacos last night. your look delish!


  178. I love tacos. These look delish