Taco Monster Mouths

Turn cheese slices, olives, and tomatoes into snaggle-toothed grins for these Halloween tacos.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut length-wise into 3 pieces
12
large pimiento-stuffed green olives
3
slices (1/2 oz each) American cheese
6
Old El Paso® Stand 'N Stuff® Taco Shells (from 4.7 oz box)
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons Old El Paso® 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix
1/3
cup water
Shredded lettuce, if desired
  • 1 Cut each tomato lengthwise into 3 pieces. Remaining inside of tomato may be chopped for additional taco filling, if desired.
  • 2 Cut slit into 1 side of each olive to make a flat side. Cut each of the slices of cheese in half vertically in a zigzag line to look like teeth.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Arrange taco shells on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until hot. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until water has evaporated.
  • 4 To assemble, fill tacos with desired fillings so that hamburger is on the top. Placing each taco on its side on serving plate, insert 1 tomato slice into meat filling to look like tongue. Place 1 cheese slice with zigzag edge toward meat along top side of taco between the shell and the filling. Place 2 olives, flat sides down, to look like eyes on top of shell.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    490mg
    490%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    9g
    9%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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