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Jack O Lantern Tostadas

These Jack O lantern tostadas are a really fun way to get the kids to get dinner down before a night out of trick or treating!

I topped these tostadas with beans, taco-seasoned ground beef and cheese cut out into fun jack-o-lantern shaped cheese.

 Jack O lantern tostadas are  topped  with beans, taco-seasoned ground beef and cheese cut out into fun jack-o-lantern shapes. Great halloween night dinner!

So these are extremely fun to make. To make the jack-o-lantern cheese, I just triangles into slices of cheese.

For the mouths, I traced with a toothpick, then cut out with a knife. You can probably freehand it, but I don’t trust myself that much when it comes to the creative stuff!

 Jack O lantern tostadas are  topped  with beans, taco-seasoned ground beef and cheese cut out into fun jack-o-lantern shapes. Great halloween night dinner!

When it comes to meals like this when there’s a lot of moving parts, I love using my food warmer. It relieves some of the stress of getting everything on the table warm.

All I have to do is place the cooked meat and beans in the trays. Let them sit for as long as I need as I fry up tostada shells and trace out the faces for the jack o lantern tostadas!

 Jack O lantern tostadas are  topped  with beans, taco-seasoned ground beef and cheese cut out into fun jack-o-lantern shapes. Great halloween night dinner!

For the meat, You can either go store bought taco seasoning, or make it from scratch, but I have no qualms in using store bought.

This is a little crafty of a treat so cut the corners where needed!

Jack O Lantern Tostadas

Course: Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 2542kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pack taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce optional
  • 6 tostada shells

Instructions

  • In a pan, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain grease, then add taco seasoning. simmer for about 5 minutes with 3/4 cup of water. Turn off heat and cover.
  • In a pot, heat up refried beans over low heat.
  • For the Jack O Lantern faces, cut out triangles or circles for the nose and eyes. For the moutn trace the shape onto the cheese with a toothpick. Cut out with a knife.
  • Assemble beans, meat and lettuce on tortilla shell. Let the kids pick out the shapes to assemble their own jack o lantern tostadas. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 2542kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 137g | Fat: 170g | Saturated Fat: 77g | Cholesterol: 498mg | Sodium: 6266mg | Potassium: 1725mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 5536IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 1464mg | Iron: 16mg

Jack O lantern tostadas are  topped  with beans, taco-seasoned ground beef and cheese cut out into fun jack-o-lantern shapes. Great halloween night dinner!
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!