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Crazy Taco Faces

Crazy Taco Faces: A Toasted Tortilla Treat Kids Will Love


  • 6- inch corn tortillas
  • 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 chopped onion optional
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Water
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives
  • Shredded carrots
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Taco sauce


Prepare the ground beef or turkey.

  • In a large pan on the stove, brown the ground beef or turkey.
  • Throw in a chopped onion if you choose.
  • Once the meat is browned, add the packet of taco seasoning and water (per the instructions on the packet).

Create the first layer.

  • Use cooking spray to lightly grease a large baking sheet. I also like to line the baking sheet with foil before I spray it to make clean-up after dinner a little easier.
  • Place tortillas on the baking sheet for as many Crazy Taco Faces as you plan to make. Spread a thin layer of refried beans on each of the tortillas.
  • Add ground meat.
  • Spoon the seasoned taco meat on top of the refried beans for each of the Crazy Taco Faces.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Shredded cheese also helps the Crazy Taco Faces to stick together, so liberally add cheese to each of the tortillas.
  • We used mozzarella since that's what we had on hand, but any shredded cheese will work for the inside of the Crazy Taco Faces.
  • Top with another tortilla and bake.
  • Place a tortilla on top of each of the Crazy Taco Faces.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt inside the Crazy Taco Faces.
  • Add more cheese.
  • Carefully remove the Crazy Taco Faces from the oven.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top of each tortilla.
  • Return the Crazy Taco Faces to the oven and bake for another five minutes until the cheese starts to melt.
  • Add eyes and noses.
  • Create faces by using black olives for eyes, half a grape tomato for a nose and shredded carrots for eyebrows.
  • Return to the oven for another 4 minutes
  • Put on a happy face
  • Put taco sauce in a resealable bag, then cut off a small corner of the bag.
  • Use the bag to creatively decorate your Crazy Taco Faces with smiles, frowns, or jagged monster grins.
  • Transfer the Crazy Taco Faces to plates and serve.
  • Use a large spatula to move the Crazy Taco Faces from the baking sheet on to a plate.
  • Top those silly guys and gals with shredded lettuce for hair before serving.