Grands!® Big-Smile Chalupas

Silly chalupas are a great kid’s birthday party entrée and quick enough to bring smiles to a weeknight dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2/3
cup water
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle southern style biscuits
1/2
cup ranch dressing
1/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
cups shredded lettuce
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
cup shredded cheese (8 oz), if desired
8
pimiento-stuffed olives, cut in half
16
grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook beef, taco seasoning and water as directed on taco seasoning packet.
  • 2 Meanwhile, separate dough into 8 biscuits; press each into a 6-inch round. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through bake time. In small bowl, mix ranch dressing and salsa.
  • 4 To assemble each chalupa, layer beef mixture, lettuce, onion and cheese on half of each warm biscuit round. Fold unfilled half over cheese to form chalupa. Use toothpicks to secure filled chalupa, and attach olive halves on top to look like eyes. Use quartered tomatoes for teeth. Drizzle with ranch sauce mixture.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook beef, taco seasoning and water as directed on taco seasoning packet.
  • 2 Meanwhile, separate dough into 8 biscuits; press each into a 6-inch round. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through bake time. In small bowl, mix ranch dressing and salsa.
  • 4 To assemble each chalupa, layer beef mixture, lettuce, onion and cheese on half of each warm biscuit round. Fold unfilled half over cheese to form chalupa. Use toothpicks to secure filled chalupa, and attach olive halves on top to look like eyes. Use quartered tomatoes for teeth. Drizzle with ranch sauce mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

These are perfect for a Halloween party. Fill bowls with topping ingredients, and let the kids make their very own smiles!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Chalupa
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1280mg
1280%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.