Taco Monster Mouths

Taco Monster Mouths

Turn cheese slices, olives, and tomatoes into snaggle-toothed grins for these Halloween tacos.
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut length-wise into 3 pieces
  • 12 large pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 3 slices processed cheese
  • 6 Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Stand 'N Stuffᵀᴹ Taco Shells
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) 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.

Expert Tips

  • Ground turkey can be used in place of the ground beef.