Taco Monster Mouths

Taco Monster Mouths

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings (1 taco each)
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Tips
Ground turkey can be used in place of the ground beef.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 490mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.