Football Taco Boats
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Recipe Type: Lunch/Appetizer/Dinner
Serves: 20-24
  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped green pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Mini Taco Boats
  • 2 slices cheese, cut into small strips for "laces"
  • sour cream, salsa, lettuce, green onion (or your favorite toppings)
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line two cookie sheets with a silicon baking sheet or cooking parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add beef, green pepper, onion, taco seasoning mix, bread crumbs and egg.
  3. Use your hands to mix well.
  4. Using a 3 tablespoon scoop or your hands, divide mixture into 20 to 24 meatballs.
  5. Reshape each into an oblong shape to resemble a football.
  6. Bake approximately 12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F.
  7. While meatballs cook, heat tortilla boats in microwave according to package directions.
  8. Fill with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, salsa and green onion.
  9. Once meatballs are cooked, Immediately add four small cheese slices over the top of football boats to resemble laces.
  10. Add footballs to top of tortilla boats.
  11. Serve immediately.
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