tarantula tacos


Are you looking for a spooky meal to feed your kids before Halloween? Well, this is it! Most kids love tacos to begin with because they are so customizable and kids just love loading them up with whatever toppings they like. These tarantula tacos bring tacos to a whole new spooky level though. They are super easy to make and sure to please your little ones. This awesome recipe is from Life Made Delicious! They have loads of great Halloween recipes, so make sure you check out their site! Here’s the recipe for the tarantula tacos…

What you’ll need:


1 box (10 shells) Old El Paso* Stand N’ Stuff* Taco Shells
1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
1 pkg Old El Paso* Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup (250 mL) water
1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup/175 mL)
1/4 cup (50 mL) sour cream
20 extra-large pitted ripe olives



•Heat oven to 350ºF. Heat taco shells in oven as directed on box.

•Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium; cook uncovered about 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until almost all water has evaporated. Remove from heat.

•Spoon beef mixture into heated taco shells. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.

•Spoon sour cream into small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut tiny hole in corner of bag. Pipe sour cream over top of each taco to resemble spiderweb.

•For each spider, top taco with 1 olive, pitted end down. Cut second olive lengthwise into 8 pieces; place around olive for legs. For eyes, squeeze 2 dots of sour cream onto top of olive.


Enjoy and have a very spooky Halloween!

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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