Fun Taco Boats By: Erin B.
As a busy mom of four, I frequently need to modify dinners to make them more appealing and exciting for my kids to eat. My husband and I cherish the time we get with our kids (ages 8, 6, 4, and 2) and like to keep dinner quick and fun. I adapted a few different recipes and I serve our tried-and-true tacos at least once a month. Our baby, Dean, diagnosed at birth with CF, is 2 and loves these "boats." This is easily adaptable for every situation in our home. We serve full fat sour cream and cheese for our CF-er as well as adding a little extra salt to his dish. This also tastes wonderful without the beef, served just with the lentil mix, for my vegetarian husband. We serve with fruit to balance the meal. Love hearing the kids say "Make it again! Make it again!" after this dinner!
- 6 flour tortillas (medium)
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 pkg madras lentils or veggie chili
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 c chopped tomatoes
- 6 Tbsp guacamole
- 6 Tbsp sour cream
- Shredded lettuce
- Add All Ingredients
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Cut 6 medium tortilla shells in half.
In a bowl, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix in 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning.
Use a pastry brush to coat the tortilla shells on one side with the butter/taco seasoning mix.
Form to fit into a cupcake tin by folding into a cone like shape with as flat of a bottom as you can get. The side you brushed with butter is the "inside" of the boat.
Bake 400 degrees for 9 minutes.
Taco filling: brown ground beef and mix with remaining 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning (adjust amount to liking).
Drain excess oil.
Heat package of lentil mix or veggie chili.
Add meat to taco boat.
Add a spoonful of lentil mix/veggie chili.
Add chopped tomatoes, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese to individual's liking.
This will make 12 small taco boats (we plan for 1 boat a child; 2 for an adult).
- Servings: 6
Amount per serving:
- Calories: 517
- Fat: 35 g
- Sodium: 1041 mg
- Protein: 27 g
- Calcium: 340 mg
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