Cooler weather is coming… Halloween is coming! And being as it is my most favorite holiday, I’ve got to have some fun with it. I’ll be honest in saying that these are my standard, average, run-of-the-mill tacos that I make using extra lean ground beef and just a few other notable swaps along the way.
This time of year though? I like to make them a little spooky! With a few dollops of Greek yogurt, plain Jane tacos turn into MONSTER tacos! Mauahahaha. I’m so in love with Halloween that I made these tacos whilst in the middle of a horrible back spasm. Tacos are awesome as they are. But, cute tacos always win.
I took these tacos a step further and went with a mixture of ‘nacho’ taco shells and blue corn taco shells. So, the way that I like to ‘healthify’ my tacos is to use an extra lean ground beef and my own homemade taco seasoning. A salt-free taco seasoning from a packet will also work if you’re in a pinch for time though!
Other than that it’s the usual add-ons, like lettuce, cheese, and tomato. But, instead of sour cream, I tend to go with a plain fat-free Greek yogurt instead. It tastes the same and gives you a little more protein and a lot less guilt.
Life is better with tacos, and Halloween is better with Spooky MONSTER tacos. Those are just the facts. You will love these, the kids will love these, everyone will love these tacos.
TheSkinnyFork.com Make your Halloween a monster mash with these super cute and scary good Spooky 'Monster' Tacos. Lightened up with lean ground beef and a homemade taco seasoning! Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 2 Tacos • Calories: 234385 • Fat: 16 g • Saturated Fat: 7 g • Carb: 23 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 26 g • Sugar: 4 g • Sodium: 619 mg
• 1 Lb. Extra Lean Ground Beef
• 1 Tbsp. Salt-Free or Homemade Taco Seasoning
• 12 Taco Shells
• 3 C. Shredded Lettuce
• 1 Large Tomato, Diced
• 3/4 C. Salsa
• 3/4 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
• 3/4 C. Plain Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
• 24 Slices of Black Olive
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and give it a light coat of non-stick cooking spray.
Add the 1 Lb. ground beef into the skillet and cook to brown.
Once nearly done (about 10 minutes) sprinkle in the 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning and continue to cook until the meat is browned and cooked through completely.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Divide the meat evenly along the 12 taco shells, followed by the lettuce and tomato.
Put about 1 Tbsp. of salsa and 1 Tbsp. of the cheese on each taco.
Use the Greek yogurt to make two dollops for your eyeballs on each taco. I did this by putting the Greek yogurt into a ziplock bag and piped it into the middle of the tacos as I wanted.
Put a slice of black olive into the middle of each Greek yogurt dollop to finish those eyeballs off.
Enjoy right away!
Nutritional Claims: Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free