Here’s an easy recipe to make Halloween tacos for a kids Halloween party or as easy dinner after trick or treating. (It’s also a great way to get kids to eat leftover taco meat – disguise it as something new.)
Beefy, Cheezy Pumpkin Tostadas
- Flat, crispy corn tostada shells
- Ground beef
- Taco mix
- American or Cheddar cheese slices
- Green pepper cut into 1” x 2” slices
Note: If you can’t find tostada shells in the Hispanic section of your grocery store, you can make them a day ahead of the party. Take corn tortillas and fry them flat in oil until they are crispy and golden brown. Drain well and store in an air tight container until the party.
Brown the ground beef and add the taco mix, following the mix instructions. While the meat is cooking, take slices of American or Cheddar cheese and with a small, sharp knife cut the cheese slice into a circle or pumpkin shape. Then cut eyes, nose and mouth of the slice of cheese.
Spread a layer of the meat mixture on the tostada. Place the cheese pumpkin on top and place on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese starts to melt. Don’t let it melt too much or you’ll lose your face shapes.
Take out the tostadas and add a green pepper “stem” to the top of your pumpkin.