Grands!® Big-Smile Chalupas

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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