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Monster Eye Tacos

October 24, 2012

I absolutely love Halloween. I don’t enjoy the cold weather, but I love that I can leave the house and go running any time of the day and it will be cool. I also love that some of my favorite foods are in season.

I couldn’t go through the season and NOT share a Halloween themed treat. The other night I surprised the kids with a surprise in their tacos.


I’ll admit it. They loved them, but thought it was a little bit creepy that their food was staring at them. Which made me happy. It was the point to make them feel a little creepy. 🙂


If you’re looking for other great healthy Halloween ideas, see the related links below, or check out our Pinterest Halloween board full of fun decorating ideas and healthy Halloween eats and treats!

Monster Eye Tacos

For the meatballs:

1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken

1 egg

1/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tbsp taco seasoning

For the tacos:

Shredded 1-2% cheddar cheese

Tomatoes, cut into small cubes

Sour cream

Shredded lettuce

Pitted and sliced olives, for eyes

In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until they are thoroughly incorporated. Form the meat into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place meatballs on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cook uncovered in a 425 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until meatballs are well browned and slightly pink in the center when slashed.

Assemble tacos, filling each taco shell with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and two meatballs.

In a sandwich bag, place approximately 1/4 cup of sour cream. Snip off corner of bag and pipe several small eyes onto the tops of the meatballs. Place olives (or in our case cranberries or anything else that are not olives 🙂 on top of the sour cream to form eye balls.

Serve with corn, beans, salad or rice.

Related Links:

Bat Bites by Party Blueprints

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies by Burnt Apple

Pumpkin Hummus by The Family Kitchen

Zucchini Eyeballs by Super Healthy Kids

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2012 8:01 pm

    These are too cute! I’m gonna have to show the kids…I know they’d love ’em too 😀 I’d love it if you’d share them at our linky party:

    Hope you stop by and share!

  2. October 25, 2012 8:11 pm

    Thanks for linking up…hope you stop by again next week 😀


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